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  •  Aye donnyg, the 1872 Mining Law is scandalous. (8+ / 0-)

    Folks have been trying to get rid of it for a long time. If I recall correctly, Bruce Babbitt tried to change it way back when. That said, I'm not sure I'd support the Rosemont proposal even if they paid royalties. It's about the water. We've installed a system to water plants with the water from our washing machine, we're thinking about putting one in to harvest rainwater from our roof, Tucson Water is telling us to prepare for "toilet-to-tap" and these people want to use how much water to process "their" ore ?
    Not to mention screwing up the scenic drive from here to Sonoita, which I have enjoyed many times. I know my former US Rep, RG, is opposed to it. I have yet to hear an opinion from my current Rep, in whose district the project lies.

    The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

    by Azazello on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:09:52 PM PST

    •  Thanks for the diary! (6+ / 0-)

      I mentioned this in a comment yesterday, with the idea that I ought to write a diary on it...obviously you were already preparing one.  Good on you.

      This law needs to change!  I live in Bisbee, and live with the mining legacy every day.  And yesterday, I had to drive up to Phoenix, so I went through Sonoita, so I could look at the Santa Ritas.  I wondered, "how much longer will I be able to do  this?"

      I am away from home now, and my computer, and my pictures...but when I get back, I need to post a bunch of pictures of what it all looks like...more than a hundred years later, in Bisbee.

      When banjos are outlawed, only outlaws will have banjos.

      by Bisbonian on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:28:09 PM PST

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