“The 137-year-old law is a legacy of a bygone era in the West”
Folks have been trying to change this law my entire life and long before that. Will this be the year? If so, how much can it be changed?
The Oregonian thinks change is now politically possible. The 1872 Act has long been regarded as one of the best examples of the dead hand of the past still governing Western public lands politics.
“Take a hammer to the 1872 Mining Act.” The Editorial Board of the Oregonian.