18 Apr '11, 1am

1872 mining law threatens Grand Canyon ~ @EnnNews

RELATED ARTICLES Environmental Group Draws Attention to 1872 Law by Threatening to Mine Posh Subdivision October 14, 2004 12:00 AM US Department of the Interior Seeks to Protect Grand Canyon Watershed July 20, 2009 05:01 PM Shocking legacy of 'uranium poisonings' haunts Obama's looming mining decision November 9, 2010 06:41 AM Land Sale Bill Ignites Passions in American West December 7, 2005 12:00 AM A U.S. law from the pick-and-shovel days of the Western frontier now threatens natural treasures including Grand Canyon National Park as mining claims on public lands proliferate, an environmental group said on Friday. ADVERTISEMENT The 1872 Mining Law, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, allows mining companies -- including foreign-owned ones -- to take about $1 billion a year in gold and other metals from public lands without paying a royalty, according to a report by the ...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/lifestyle/article/42590

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