NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 09, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Lisa Myers) The 1872 mining law that forces the government to sell land in California with known gold deposits worth millions to mining companies for pennies exposed; details given of the law that allows the continual rip-off of American taxpayers and the refusal by Congress to change it. [Mineral policy Institute Phil HOCKER, Representative George MILLER, Interior Secretary Bruce BABBITT - say Congress won't change the law due to kickbacks.] [Nevada Senator Harry REED - claims reform would kill mining.] [National Mining Association Doug YEARLEY - says reform is needed.]
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