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Outdoor Alliance Submits Testimony to Senate Energy Committee on Mining Reform

2009-07-16 / Jason Keith

Yesterday Access Fund's Brady Robinson made the outdoor community's case for modernizing hardrock mining policy – clean-up the thousands of abandoned mines throughout the west and protect the land and waters with significant ecological and recreation value.  Here is » read full article

Outdoor Alliance Testifies on the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009

2009-02-26 / Jason Keith

In late February the Outdoor Alliance submitted testimony to the US House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee for a legislative hearing on the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009 (H.R. 699).

In our testimony we provided specific recommendations for meaningful mining...

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Balancing, protecting the playing field

2008-03-31 / Ken Meidell and Thomas O'Keefe

Special to the Seattle Post Intelligencer

With two major mountain ranges, three stunning national parks and miles of coastline, it's no wonder the Washington Bureau of Tourism calls our out...

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Outdoor Alliance Supports Reform of 1872 Mining Law

2008-02-13 / Jason Keith, Access Fund

As human-powered outdoor recreation enthusiasts, we all need metal; from climbing carabiners and bike frames to trekking poles and ski edges. The problem lies with 19th century values and policy guiding 21st century high tech mining technology. The laws adopted in 1872 to govern prospecting with a p...

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Mining reform would correct imbalance in public-lands priorities

2007-07-19 / Peter Metcalf and Mike Van Abel

Special to the Salt Lake Tribune

Human-powered outdoor recreation hasn't changed much in the last 135 years. Advances in material and fabric technologies may assist in climbing higher and trekking farther, but through the adoption of outdo...

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