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The magazine of Free Market environmentalism

Volume 22, No.4, Winter 2004

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Mining the Waste

By some estimates, mining waste has polluted the headwaters of 40 percent of the West’s watersheds. Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth says that cleaning up as many as 38,000 abandoned mines on national forests is a high priority, but certainly not one that his agency can tackle on its own. Ironically, the Superfund law hasContinue reading "A Letter to the Editor"

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