Reforming the Mining Law: Problems and Prospects
John D. Leshy
University of California Hastings College of the Law
June 9, 2010
The Public Land Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 1-29, 1988
This article addresses longstanding efforts to reform the Mining Law of 1872, the venerated, vilified and antiquated law that governs hard rock mining on federal lands. It discusses how the mining law has changed over the years, and assesses prospects for fundamental legislative reform.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: Federal lands, mining law, hardrock mining, environmental regulation, natural resources politics
JEL Classification: K10, K11, K30, Q38
Date posted: June 9, 2010
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