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140 Years and Counting

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By Lauren Pagel

June 21, 2013

Today, Congressmen Markey, Grijalva and Holt introduced important legislation to reform our least favorite outdated law, the 1872 Mining Law.

With just 37 states in our Union at the time, this law was passed to settle the West. Before women had the right to vote, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law that give miners unprecedented access to our public lands. And that law is still on the books today.

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Tagged with: mining, 1872 mining law, mining law reform


Cyanide Beach? Movie, popcorn & learn with Earthworks

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By Lauren Pagel

April 15, 2013

Join Earthworks and Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) for the D.C. premiere of Cyanide Beach, a short documentary film that exposes the speculators behind the proposed Rosemont copper mine - a poster child for reforming the 1872 Mining Law.

What does a small town in Sardinia, Italy have in common with the pitched battle over the proposed Rosemont copper mine in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, Arizona?

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Tagged with: mining, copper, rosemont, santa ritas, cyanide beach


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