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Reform 142 Years in the Making

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By Aaron Mintzes

July 11, 2014

Yesterday, House Natural Resources Committee Members Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Raul Grijalva (D-AR) introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2014. The purpose of this bill is to reform the 1872 Mining Law, which after 142 years still governs mining of precious metals on public lands. And “governs” is meant loosely.

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Tagged with: 1872 mining law, 1872, abandoned mine lands


Global Freedom, Independence, and Fossil Fuel Giveaways: The Week in House Energy Policy

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By Aaron Mintzes

June 30, 2014

It's Energy Week in the House! The House of Representatives passed three bills last week in a retread of some familiar old themes in newer packaging.

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Tagged with: pipeline, lng, keystone, hr6, hr4899, hr3301


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