Miners Look To Senate For A Friendlier Reform Bill

Law360, New York (March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Since the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping and contentious overhaul of the 1872 Mining Law, the Senate has made clear its plans to put forward its own distinct proposal for reform. With the prospect of a new bill, mining industry advocates have renewed their push for softer royalty rates, while environmentalists continue to call for public land protections.

Attention to the battle between the need for investment incentives, employment opportunities and tough environmental defenses is heightening as the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural...
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