The Public Land Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 1-29, 1988
30 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2010
Date Written: June 9, 2010
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.
Keywords: Federal lands, mining law, hardrock mining, environmental regulation, natural resources politics
JEL Classification: K10, K11, K30, Q38
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Leshy, John D., Reforming the Mining Law: Problems and Prospects (June 9, 2010). The Public Land Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 1-29, 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1622877 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1622877