Miners at an unidentified mine stop their work to pose for a picture around 1900. Mining laws enacted in the 1870s dominate mining activity to this da...

Antiquated mining law hamstrings cleanups

DENVER - Outdated hard-rock mining laws enacted in the 1870s tie the hands of the federal government to curb pollution that contaminates water supplies, as was the case with the Gold King Mine spill.


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