These Politicians Are Helping Companies Take Gold From Public Lands for Free – The industry has extracted some $300 billion worth of these minerals from public lands in the U.S. since 1872 — Mother Jones

Barbara Crane Navarro

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part oftheClimate Deskcollaboration. Amid the recent skirmishes over revising the reconciliation bill, known as the Build Back Better Plan, lawmakers once again skipped a chance to reform the General Mining Law of 1872. Under this outdated law, hardrock miners canextract…

These Democrats Are Helping Companies Take Gold From Public Lands for Free — Mother Jones

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