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American Agenda (Gold Mining) #153796

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Ned Potter) The General Mining Act of 1872 which provides government land cheap to gold miners examined; scenes shown from Nevada of a small-scale and a large- scale mining operation, the latter by American Barrick Resources Corporation [Gold miner Dave KELLY - comments.] [Interior Secretary Bruce BABBITT - calls it a gold heist because of the old law.] The bill before the House of Representatives to revise the old act that has given the mining industry an easy deal for a century outlined. [Mineral Policy Center Philip HOCKER - cites mining's solid waste.] [Engineer Andy MEYER, equipment operator Beverly CANEPA, Senator Larry CRAIG - defend the current mining system in the West.] [Representative George MILLER - responds.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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