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Subject: Update the Mining Law of 1872!

Dear Friend,

The General Mining Law of 1872 is literally an artifact of another time.

Yet today, this 140-year-old law continues to govern hard rock mining of metals like copper, uranium, silver and gold.

The result is a massive giveaway to giant foreign mining companies that rips off taxpayers to the tune of tens of billions of dollars, and is currently endangering places like Chicago Peak in Montana's Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.

I just signed a petition telling Congress it is long past time to update this unbelievably antiquated law. Learn more and sign the petition here:


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