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High Country News October 04, 1993

Mining reform: Searching for common ground

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Mining reform: Searching for common ground

Gold miner John Livermore, and Sierra Club mining expert Glenn Miller join forces to find a solution to Nevada's mining troubles.

News

A "Holy Land' is saved in Montana

The "Gallatin Range Consolidation Act of 1993' land swap appeases loggers, pleases environmentalists and protects elk, grizzly and Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

Critics say big jets and national parks don't mix

Proposed expansion at Jackson's stimulates discussion of FAA regulations for flying over national parks.

Custer Association's last stand

The Park Service severs ties with the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association after a confrontation over the name of the park, and the group's refusal to sell Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Is the Jackson Hole airport "doomed'?

Larry Rockefeller says the Jackson Hole airport is doomed because of a "reverter clause' in his family's agreement with the park.

Does Aspen need thousands more skiers?

The Forest Service struggles over approval of an Aspen Skiing Co. expansion plan to develop Burnt Mountain, near the Maroon Bells Wilderness.

In Utah, water grows on trees

A U.S. Geological Survey study shows that Utahns use twice as much water as other Americans.

Wyoming hikes grazing fees

The Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners hikes grazing fees despite criticicsm from Sen. Malcolm Wallop.

State sues miners

Colorado sues the owners of a Mid-Continent resources for failing to reclaim coal mine near Redstone, Colo.

Wolves start a family in eastern Montana

A family of wolves settles near Augusta, Mont., as the wolf re-introduction debate rages in Yellowstone.

Book Reviews

Change on the range

A range reform discussion sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Utah will feature Ed Marston, Jim Baca, Wayne Elmore, and Rose Strickland, chair of the Sierra Club's grazing subcommittee.

For green entrepreneurs

Conference sponsored by Prescott College's Common Ground Project seeks to join business and environmental interests.

Lighthawk patrols mining

The environmental air-force, Lighthawk, is available to fly journalists, activists and politicians over mines to rally support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.

The vagaries of western mine reclamation

A "Review of Hardrock Mine Reclamation Practices in Western States' by Ann Kersten and Susan Lynn provides technical background for mining law reform.

Related Stories

Miners get personal with Miller

People for the West! stages a protest a BLM decision to allow a massive copper mining project in the historic Robinson mining district is appealed

How to break the impasse over mining reform

Miner John Livermore and Sierra Club mining expert Glenn Miller draft a compromise bill for mining reform.

The public process

Congress will select a conference committee to negotiate a compromise mining bill.

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