House passes mining bill, fate uncertain

Nov 02, 2007 | 04:24 PM | Rory Carroll

The House voted 244 to 166 in favor of the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act Thursday despite objections from a major manufacturing association and the White House.

The bill would establish more stringent environmental regulations on the mining of metals, including gold, copper and uranium, on public lands. It would also impose new taxes on mining companies and raise the price of public lands purchased by mining companies.....

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