Animas River Mine Spill: Tribes, Counties, Environmental Groups Unite to Prevent Future Mining Contamination

Animas River Mine Spill: Tribes, Counties, Environmental Groups Unite to Prevent Future Mining Contamination

Originally from the Grand Canyon Trust.  FLAGSTAFF, Arizona— In the wake of the toxic Animas River mine spill earlier this month, tribes, local governments and environmental groups today petitioned the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture to reform outdated mining rules on the federal lands they manage.  The...

The USA’s Toxic Mining Law of 1872

The USA’s Toxic Mining Law of 1872

  • Written on: 21 August 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

This brilliant one and a half minute animation from Mark Fiore humorously explores the absurdities of the USA’s (still current) Mining Law of 1872. This piece of legislation, signed into existence by Ulysses. S.Grant at a time when mining meant pick-axes and pans, has been giving away US citizens’ public...