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FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2009

Friday Quote

“Presidents since Theodore Roosevelt have recognized that the Grand Canyon, America’s national icon, must be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Now it’s time for Congress to safeguard the Grand Canyon from threats posed by the 1872 mining law and permanently protect this natural wonder.”...

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

Another Green Monday

Where did we go wrong? That was the question posed last week by The Inlander for their cover story that allowed local writers, politicians, scientists, artists, teachers, conservatives, liberals, etc to answer the question from any angle, field or point of view they desired. We...

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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

Friday Quote

“The mining law of 1872, designed for pioneers and pack mules, has resulted in interest by global mining in the area and a rash of new mining claims staked near Grand Canyon park boundaries,” - Pew Environment Group’s Joshua Reichert. Chance are when you dream...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2009

Friday Quote II: Dirty Harry

Don’t get too excited. It’s not a quote from the 135 year-old actor/director who some felt was snubbed with his last effort, “Get Off My Lawn: The Movie.” Believe it or not, we’re actually referring to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. One of the finest...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2009

Hearing on 1872 Mining Law

Tomorrow, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on legislation to reform the 1872 Mining Law. You remember, that antiquated 137-year-old bill that was written and adopted to encourage development in the West by allowing mining companies to...

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