The Cordova Times - Opinion: Mining Law of 1872 is inadequate to regulate large-scale mining
by Carol Ann Woody, Robert M. Hughes, Kitty Griswold, Eric J. Wagner, John B. Woodling and Thomas P. Quinn - for the Cordova Times
With gold and other metal prices at record highs, a modern minerals rush is on — spurring new mine proposals, expansion of existing mines and new claims staked on public lands. Yet the Mining Law of 1872, which governs metal mining on over 363 million acres of our public lands, dates back to the era when mining was typically done with a pick and shovel.
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