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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Public lands, private profits.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Talbot, Stephen.
Krulwich, Robert.
Noyes, Dan.
Young, Rick.
Publisher WGBH Educational Foundation and the Center for Investigative Reporting,
Year Published 1994
OCLC Number 31354623
Subjects Gold mines and mining--Law and legislation--United States. ; Mining law--United States. ; Mining leases--United States. ; Public lands--United States. ; Heap leaching--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Gold mines and mining--Environmental aspects--Colorado--Summitville. ; Gold mines and mining--Environmental aspects--Summitville (Colo.)
Additional Subjects Babbitt, Bruce E.--Views on mining law ; Knebel, John A.--Views on mining law ; American Mining Congress
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOBM  TN223.P83 1994 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 12/23/1994 DISPERSAL
Collation 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Off air recording from KTCA of the May 24, 1994 episode of Frontline.
Contents Notes
An investigation of the impact of the mining laws pertaining to public lands, which have not been changed since the late 1800's. Discusses the pending legislation in the U.S. Congress that would require companies to begin paying royalties on gold extracted from public lands. Specifically sites the increase in heap leach mining as a major problem, and includes some discussion of the major EPA cleanup project under way at a closed heap leach mine near Summitville, Colorado. Those interviewed include Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit, and John A. Knebel, the current president of the American Mining Congress.