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The mining law : a study in perpetual motion

Author: John D Leshy
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Resources for the Future, Inc., ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mining Law illuminates the obscure corners of Western history, federal land and resource policy, and the relationships among various branches of government in making and carrying out policy. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Leshy
ISBN: 0915707268 9780915707263
OCLC Number: 14213757
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 521 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
Origins --
The Mining Law: An Overview --
Free Access: A History of Its Decline --
Original Restrictions on Free Access --
Explicit --
Implied --
Other Denials or Restrictions of Free Access --
Success, Abuse, and Difficulty: The Up and Down Sides of Free Access in Operation --
Success: Free Access and Mineral Discoveries --
Abuse: Free Access for Nonmining Uses --
Exemplary Cases ofAbuses --
The ((Good Fait/JY) Doctrine --
Agency Tolerance ofAbuse --
Attempts at reform --
Continuing Abuse --
Difficulties: Nuisances and Stale Claims --
Costs of Free Access --
Of Anachronisms, Ambiguities, and Frustration: The Mining Law's Ingenious Machinery in Operation --
Threshold Ambiguities: Where and to What Does the Law Apply? Some Hopeless Anachronisms --
Exploration Security: The Pedis Possessio Problem --
Diligent Development and Its Absence --
Evolution of the Law of Discovery --
The Discovery Requirement in Context --
The Necessity of, and Difficulties with, Definitions --
The Evolution of Standards for Determining Whether Lands Were Mineral in Character --
The Relationship Between Discovery and the Concept of "Mineral" --
Standards for Determining Discovery of Valuable Mineral Deposits --
Origin of the Prudent Person Test --
The Comparative Value Test 140 --
The Prudent Person Test in the Modern Era: Reemergence of the Marketability Test --
The Law of Discovery Today: Policy and Applications --
The Law of Discovery: A Policy Evaluation --
The Law of Discovery: Modern Applications --
The Teaching of Other Laws --
The Problem of Scale: Multiple Claims and the Mining Law --
The Legality of Locating Multiple Claims --
Multiple Claims and Discovery --
Amendment and Relocation of Claims --
Securing Land for Ancillary Facilities --
Regulating Mining Law Activities to Protect the Environment --
Precursors to Modern Environmental Regulation --
Modern Regulation: Protecting Against Pollution --
Modern Regulation: Protecting the Land-the Federal Land Management Agencies --
Department of the Interior Authority --
Department of Agriculture Authority --
Bureau ofLand Management and Forest Service Suiface Management Regulations --
Modern Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service Landand Resource Planning --
The National Environmental Policy Act and Agency Regulation --
Agency Environmental Regulation and the Discovery Issue --
Other Avenues to Protect the Environment --
Partnership or Preemption? State and Local Regulation --
The Mining Law and the Environment: A Contemporary Assessment --
The Special Problem of Wilderness --
The Split Estate: Federal Minerals under Privately Owned Surface --
Administering the Mining Law: The Role of the Executive and the Courts --
The Federal Executive: From Stakeholder to Supervisor, Regulator, and Sometime Adversary --
The Problem of Standing 257 --
Curiosities of Contest Proceedings --
Government Reluctance to Contest Claims --
The Patenting Process --
The Costs of Administration --
Interpreting the Mining Law: Executive and Judicial Roles --
Reforming the Mining Law: A Brief History --
Can Two Million Potential Property Interests on the Federal Lands Be Wrong? --
The Leasing Alternative-and Strategic Minerals --
The Leasing Alternative --
Strategic Minerals --
The Mining Law Today: Prospects for Change.
Responsibility: John D. Leshy.

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