Senators Introduce Sweeping Mining Reform Bill

November 17, 2015 • Aaron Mintzes

Last week, Senators Udall, Bennet, Heinrich, Markey, and Wyden introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 (1872 reform). Pegged as the solution to preventing future Animas River disasters, this legislation will reform the antiquated General Mining Law of 1872 and bring the hardrock mining industry in to the 21st century.


MPC News — winter 2000

January 1, 2000 • EARTHWORKS staff

Golden Patents, Empty Pockets

June 2, 1994 • Thomas Hilliard

Golden Patents, Empty Pockets reports the full scope and dimension of the patenting boondoggle and its origins in an outmoded Civil War-era statute — the 1872 Mining Law.