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EPA Tries to Intimidate Alaskan Miners

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has ordered an investigation of the recent raids, saying he will not tolerate a state agency's participation in the sort of conduct displayed.

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A 'Rare' Opportunity for America


All of which brings us back to the question of why we rely so heavily on China in the first place. America’s economy is heavily dependent upon energy and telecommunications, but does that require Chinese manufacturing? Clearly not.

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Nevada Mining Tax Cap Repeal Clears Committee


An Assembly panel approved a measure to repeal the constitutional tax cap on net proceeds paid by mining companies in Nevada.

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• Forest Service proposes next step in Agenda 21
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Judge Gives OK to Nevada Mining Tax Initiative


A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.

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Today's MSHA


We all know that it was never Congress’ intent to regulate gold panners and other individual mine operators through MSHA. In fact, I believe the concept of owner-operated mines with no employees was so strange a concept to the lawmakers that they never even thought there would be a need for such an exemption.

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