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By Shane Lasley
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Is U.S. Senate end of road for H.R. 2262?

Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 passes U.S. House; other body looks at throwing it out and starting with clean slate


Last updated 11/25/2007 at Noon

Representatives Nick Rahall, D-W.V., and Jim Costa, D-Calif., introduced H.R. 2262, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007, in the U.S. House of Representatives as a replacement for the 1872 Mining Law. Since the bill passed the House with a vote of 244-166 Nov. 1 it has received criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike.

Just before the legislation came up for a vote in the Hous...

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