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  • An 1872 law still calls the shots

    In Congress, the 1872 Mining Law still rules despite attempts to change it, but some think there is hope in the future for reasonable reform.

  • Blasting from the past: the 1872 Mining Law

    A brief glossary on the 1872 Mining Law.

  • Babbitt moves on mining reform

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, frustrated in his attempts to reform the 1872 Mining Law, creates a task force to find ways to prevent environmental damage from mining without changing the law.

  • Babbitt protests a $1 billion giveaway

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt denounces the 1872 Mining Law for forcing him to sign over 110 acres of Idaho land worth $1 billion to a Danish mining company for $275.

  • Mining reform might sneak back

    Negotiations over reform of the 1872 Mining Law proceed quietly in the U.S. Senate.

  • When Tuttle walks, will they listen?

    Activist Larry Tuttle begins on 1,872 mile walk from Oregon to Colorado to raise support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.

  • Mining reform: dead or alive?

    Chances for reform of the 1872 Mining Law this year recede as Congress prepares to adjourn.

  • Babbitt attacks mining's gold heists

    Barrick Goldstrike Mines pays U.S. $10,000 for $10 billion in gold.

  • Mining reform moves closer

    The House of Represenatives passes a bill to reform the 1872 Mining Law.

  • A silver lining

    University of Montana economist Thomas Michael Power says the mining reform bill proposed by Rep. Nick Rahall will help the West economically.

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