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1872 Mining Act

1872 Mining Law Is Obsolete and in Need of Reform

Frances Causey | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Frances Causey

It's just not worth it. And if you don't believe me, just ask the people of Furtei in Sardinia, Italy.

Lawmakers Seek To Rekindle Mining Reform Efforts

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO — While the U.S. government reaps billions of dollars in royalties each year from fossil fuels extracted from federal lands and wa...

Mining Companies Take $1 Billion A Year From Public Lands Without Paying Royalties

Posted 06.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Deborah Zabarenko) – A U.S. law from the pick-and-shovel days of the Western frontier now threatens natural treasures including Grand Ca...

Obama Mining Rule Reversal: Environmentalists Slam Obama For Upholding Bush Era Policy

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The same week President Barack Obama riled environmentalists with plans for offshore oil drilling, he faces criticism for signaling he ...

You Couldn't Vote, Laura -- But Barack Could Still Be President

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The head of the Northwest Mining Association is upset that Interior Secretary Salazar wants to reform the The General Mining Act of 1872, saying "I don't hear anyone calling it out of date."