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House Proceeding on Nov 1st, 2007 :: 0:04:23 to 0:06:14
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Dean Heller

0:00:02 to 0:04:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dean Heller

Dean Heller

0:04:11 to 0:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: virgin islands, mrs. christensen. the chairman: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. christensen: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of h.r. 2262, the hard rock mining and reclamation

Donna M. Christensen

0:04:23 to 0:04:42( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: act of 2007 and in doing so i want to congratulate its lead sponsor, the chairman of the committee on natural resources, my good friend, nick rahall. for 20 years now nick has led the effort to reform

Donna M. Christensen

0:04:23 to 0:06:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

0:04:42 to 0:04:54( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: mining laws which have been unchanged since 1872. it is high time, mr. speaker, that the 19th century mining law be updated to reflect our 21st century needs and goals. the current law was enacted

Donna M. Christensen

0:04:54 to 0:05:04( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: before the invention of the telephone and was designed to promote mineral development in the age of the pick and shovel prospector. unlike virtually any other use of public lands, the 1872 mining

Donna M. Christensen

0:05:04 to 0:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: law allows mining on public lands for hard rock minerals such as gold and copper without any compensation or royalty. it is time that this law be changed to reflect modern mining technologies

Donna M. Christensen

0:05:17 to 0:05:34( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: and new social values that question whether mineral exstracks is always the best or highest use of the land. as a long-term member of the natural resources committee -- may i have 30 seconds?

Donna M. Christensen

0:05:34 to 0:05:58( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: mr. rahall: 30 seconds. mrs. christensen: as a long-term member of this committee i want to once again commend chairman rahall for his commitment and he and mr. costa for producing a balanced

Donna M. Christensen

0:05:58 to 0:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: bill which benefits american taxpayers who own the land, the environment, and the mining industry. i urge my colleagues to support 2262. the chairman: the gentleman from new mexico. mr.

Stevan Pearce

0:06:14 to 0:06:29( Edit History Discussion )

Stevan Pearce: pea rce: mr. chairman, in order to again stick with the facts that i think one of my colleagues mentioned we should, i would note that when we just heard the comment that no fees or dollars

Stevan Pearce

0:06:14 to 0:08:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stevan Pearce

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