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  • Locals flush proposed kitty litter mine

    A recent court ruling denying a proposed cat-litter mine in Nevada’s Washoe County could give local communities more control over mining projects on federal land.

  • Mining research tool debuts on Web

    The Environmental Working Group has a new Web site, "Who owns the West," which gives users a comprehensive look at mining claims on public lands

  • Mining law claims mountain

    Crested Butte, Colo., residents are angry that the BLM has sold the mining giant Phelps Dodge 155 acres at the top of Mount Emmons – the town’s beloved "Red Lady" – for about $5 an acre

  • Follow-up

    Steve Williams, head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tells Congress that money for critical habitat for endangered species could be better spent elsewhere; National Security Administration head asks Congress for more money for nuke bomb site, and Rep.

  • Mining may no longer be king of the mountain

    Environmentalists are delighted by a new court ruling that says Gale Norton’s Interior Department abdicated its duty when it refused to regulate hard-rock mining

  • 'You can't say no to mining'

    In an interview, former Department of Interior attorney John Leshy talks about the long battle for reform of the 1872 Mining Law, and how the Bush administration has helped to set back that reform.

  • Miners sneak a rider onto an appropriation for war

    The Interior Dept.'s use of a close reading of the 1872 Mining Law to stop the Crown Jewel mine in the Okanogan Highlands of Washington is overturned by a rider tacked on to an appropriations bill in Washington, D.C.

  • New twist in an old law has everyone screaming

    Solicitor John Leshy of the Interior Dept., an expert on the 1872 Mining Law, has the industry screaming and politicians in turmoil over his decision to enforce a long-neglected provision of the law, which allows only a few acres per mining claim.

  • The feds poke a hole in the 1872 Mining Law

    Battle Mountain Gold's plans to mine Buckhorn Mountain in Washington's Okanogan Highlands hit a snag when the Interior Dept. realizes that the mine's "waste-rock" piles will sprawl over more land than the 1872 Mining Law allows.

  • Mining the crown jewels

    The 1872 Mining Law may allow the Rainbow Talc Mine to resume operations, despite the mine's location in a wilderness area of California's Death Valley National Park.

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