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Rahall Proposes Bill to End All Mining in the U.S.

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Rahall Proposes Bill to End All Mining in the U.S.


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Nick Rahall, chairman of the House Resources Committee, reintroduced mining reform legislation in the House of Representatives on January 27, 2009. The Congressman has obviously been away from real work for far too long. H.R. 699, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009, should be labeled H.R. 666 because it appears to have been written by the Devil himself. If it passes as written, it will completely destroy an entire industry.


H.R. 699 would completely wipe out all small-scale mining in the United States. Small-scale miners do not have the time and resources to handle the fees, lawsuits and reporting requirements.
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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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More, and more restrictive laws are being passed which should not be happening, but apparently politicians such as Nick Rahall, want to restrict even more the law abiding citizens from making any money even in the current economic crisis.

Even if anyone could pay the new dues, make the new claims in time, and pay for them, this person would have to pay 8% percent gross royalty for all locatable minerals for any new mining operation, even if such person makes no reasonable profits, and if anyone mines without a permit, they will be fined $5,000 or be jailed for three years, or both.

If this bill is accepted many miners/prospectors out there would eiher go to jail, and pay a hefty fine, or both.

This bill wants for prospectors to only be able to get "some samples" of whatever minerals they are looking for, according to the laws right now for example in Wyoming, you can pick up, or mine for gold and could take with you several hundred pounds of whatever you find, but with this new bill you could only get some samples, and then you have to have a permit, which of course means having to pay more the government, and then giving away 8% of the gross royalty, even if you didn't make a reasonable profit.

This bill will further restrict prospecting, metal detecting, and entrepeneur miners.

www.icmj.com
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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it AGAIN...and AGAIN.....

The government is doing EVERYTHING it can to start a Revolution.



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