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...

Understanding the Legal Framework for Mining in Canada

Understanding the Legal Framework for Mining in Canada

MiningWatch Canada – Introduction to the Legal Framework for Mining in Canada MiningWatch Canada created this report as a response to requests from community members, activists and academics in Canada and abroad for information about how Canadian mining laws function. The document provides a non-technical overview of Canadian mining laws, selected ‘lessons...