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Many years ago in Vancouver I attended a conference on mining law put on by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute.  Today I received the flyer for the 59th Annual conference to be held in Spokane July 18-20,2013.   The speakers at the event that I attended in Vancouver were the best and most entertaining I have ever listened to at any conference ever, even though the topics were tough legal issues in mining.  Most are lawyers afterall. (more…)

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Here is an edited (to preserve identity) email that I received today:

I recently read your blog article, “Should I Become a Mining Engineer” and I have a couple questions if you wouldn’t mind answering them! (more…)

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On the basis that it is easy to blame the mine and difficult to prove they are innocent, I post this from this link:

A jury says the Atlantic Richfield Co. isn’t responsible for damages to a historic Butte apartment building that the owner said were caused by mining done a half-century ago. (more…)

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The Wisconsin legislature has just posted a proposed new law on mining in the state.  The full document is available at this link.    At 191 pages it is not a short read; but it is a must-read.  And it is a fascinating read.  It is serious and sometimes frivolous.  Consider these sections that caught my eye on scanning the document: (more…)

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Having watched the Met Opera Don Giovanni  yesterday, I decided today that I had had enough culture.  So, on a rainy day I sat in my study reading a detective novel.  Trash for pure entertainment!  (more…)

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   Back in Vancouver to soft rain, as compared to the heavy, torrential rains of Southern California.  The e-mail box is full.  Here from one of them is an edited version of an e-publication I found interesting—I have edited to focus on mining-related issues.  The publication is from a law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais, and they call their “publication” BLG’s Top 10 Business Issues With Legal Implications 2011.    (more…)

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   A brief note to note that Bill C-300 marches on.  At this link is another new exhortation to pass the bill and the news that: (more…)

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    The bill that may determine the future of Canadian mining is called the Corporate Accountability of Mining, Oil and Gas Corporations in Developing Countries—Bill C-300 for short.   (more…)

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    Here is a link to an “amusing” article comparing communities attitudes to local mines.  In one case, Libby, Montana, everybody is suing everybody over an old asbestos mine.   In the other case, Eden, Vermont, the local residents don’t believe a word of it. 

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Here are some links to reports on the hearings before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday on whether tailings consititute “fill” or “discharge,”  and whether the EPA or the Corps of Engineers has the power to issue a permit to place said tailings into a lake, killing the fish, and planning to reclaim the lake after 25 years. 

  1. Associated Press:  Gold mine wants court to OK dumping waste in lake
  2. USA Today: Our view on the environment: should a mining company be allowed to ruin a lake?
  3. The Canadian Press:  Environmentalists warn US Supreme COurt not to follow Canada on mine tailngs.
  4. Juneau Empire:  Supreme Court grill Couer on tailngs.

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