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Guest Opinion: Unfinished business: Reforming wasteful 1872 Mining Law

On this 40th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s hard to imagine what the American landscape would look like today without Stewart Udall, the legendary Interior secretary who recently passed away after a lifetime of championing conservation. Well before the modern environmental movement came of a…

April 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Opinion: Obama’s vacation assignment: Reform mining law

It was a great idea, during the dog days of

August 17, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Opinion: 135-year-old mining law shortchanges U.S. citizens

It was not a particularly auspicious year. Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting, the inventor of the telegraph died, and the Great Boston Fire destroyed much of that city. And President Ulysses S. Grant signed the 1872 Mining Act into law.

May 15, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opnion: Giving thanks for year of progress on the environment

As we approach Thanksgiving, all of us who care about the nation's environment have a few things for which to be thankful - and it's not only the new menu being served up in Washington. Despite recent challenges, environmentalists can celebrate success on a cornucopia of issues from climate …

November 21, 2006 11:00 pmLoading…

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