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go directly to report, PDF _ IB89130 - Mining on Federal Lands
28-Feb-2005; Marc Humphries; 18 p.
Update: April 12, 2005

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Proposals to reform the General Mining Law of 1872 were reintroduced early in the
108th Congress. The Elimination of Double Subsidies for the Hardrock Mining Industry.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract:


The General Mining Law of 1872 is one of the major statutes that direct the federal

government's land management policy. The law grants free access to individuals and corporations to prospect for minerals in public domain lands, and allows them, upon making

a discovery, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining, Legislative, Public Lands

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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-161 - Mining in National Parks and Wilderness Areas
12-Feb-1996; Duane A. Thompson; 9 p.
Abstract: The National Park Service and other agencies are responsible for protecting and preserving national parks and wilderness areas, while recognizing and accommodating mineral exploration and development. Although there has been some omnibus legislation enacted that provides uniform standards for use, m.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-107 -
31-Jan-1996; Duane A. Thompson; 4 p.
Abstract: The Congress and the White House have agreed to abolish the Bureau of Mines within the Department of the Interior (DOI). H.R. 1977, appropriating funds for the DOI, would have provided $64 million for the ¨orderly closure¨ of the Bureau of Mines within 90 days of enactment. Orderly closure.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL30444 - Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA) (H.R. 701) and a Related Initiative in the 106 th Congress
17-Jan-2001; Jeffrey Zinn, Lynne Corn; 58 p.
Abstract: Legislation to allocate revenues from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas activities for federal and state resource acquisition and protection, urban recreation, wildlife protection, and related purposes passed the House on May 11, 2000 and was approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Na.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Public Lands, Mining
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