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Mining industry seeks reasonable reform


Last updated 11/25/2007 at Noon

Laura Skaer, executive director of the Northwest Miners Association, outlined the top 10 problems she sees with H.R. 2262 at the Alaska Miners Association convention in early November. The bill:

• Would require a 4 percent gross royalty tax on existing mining operations, and an 8 percent levy on new operations;

• Has a mine veto provision that allows the Secretary of the Interior to deny an...

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