NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 21, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Roger O'Neil) Western land grab based on the 1872 mining law allowing claimants to mine federal land and buy it cheaply examined; scenes shown from Central City, Colorado. [Senator Dale BUMPERS - calls it a federal scam.] Congressional legislation to rewrite the law so that a royalty is paid on all minerals removed noted. [American Mining Congress Keith KNOBLOCK - says the bill would end hard rock mining in the West.]
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