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US Court Backs Preserving the Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining

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By Aaron Mintzes

May 8, 2014

In a piece of good news from Arizona, the United States Court of Federal Claims ruled on Tuesday to save the Grand Canyon from the threat of uranium mining. The suit came about because the US Department of Interior (DOI) chose to protect over 1,000,000 acres of public lands surrounding the Grand Canyon from mining. The power to withdraw public lands from mining for up to twenty years comes from the Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA). Vane Minerals PLC (Vane), a Flagstaff-based mining company, has 678 claims on that land they can no longer mine.

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Tagged with: 1872 mining law, grand canyon, withdrawal, discovery, taking


Rep. Dave Camp Takes Step Toward Ending Fossil Fuel and Mining Tax Breaks

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By Aaron Mintzes

April 15, 2014

Today is tax day! And just in time for the Spring Congressional recess, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) has submitted a comprehensive tax reform proposal with a little something for everyone to dislike.

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Tagged with: mining reform, percentage depletion allowance, taxes


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