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  • Lives On The Blm's Public Lands System
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    Management of the BLM's Public Lands System The government has control of over one-third of the nation's land, and 398 million acres of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 6). This land hold a wide diversity of resources, from timber, and grazing lands found on the surface to a mass of oil, natural gas, and minerals laying below the earth. The history of these lands is hardly a dull story, because it is the story of the taming of the "Wild West". Should the BLM though, still...
  • Federal Government And The Mining Industry
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    English 201 The Debate Over a Century Old Law Thesis: The showdown in the west between the U.S. Government and the hardrock mining industry, over a one hundred and twenty five year old law, is apt to leave all parties involved, including the environment, feeling the adverse effects of their indecisiveness. I. The U.S. Government needs to reform this outdated law. A. The west has changed in the past one hundred years. B. Environmental issues are now different. C. Fair reimbursement for lands and ...
  • Mine Site Rehabilitation
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    Rehabilitation is the process of reclaiming land for economical or conservation purposes. This process usually involves re-vegetation. The main aim in rehabilitation is to either return the land to a self-sustaining ecosystem or prepare the land for human use, i.e. crops, pastures and plantations. Rehabilitation should take place at a rate that is significantly higher than natural succession. Several principles are implemented for successful rehabilitation. Of these principles includes the need ...
  • Stupid Ritual
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    Lovely Traditions or Stupid Rituals? When I first read the story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, I was appealed by the was the townspeople treated the person who drew the black dot. They didn't have the common sense to know that killing a person that the community depended on somehow was not a good thing. To me, that's pure lunacy. Why would you want to kill a close friend or family member? Maybe it's just me, but that do sen't make too much sense. Now days, we have a bunch of "lovely Traditio...
  • International Treaty To Ban Landmines
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    Landmines recent report on the ban the production and the use of landmines which appeared in the International Post caught my attention. Credit for the lucidly written report should be given to Ms Kazka, a colleague of mine, who illuminated the pertinent issues involved in the controversy revolving the production of landmines. Although the Philippines is fortunate enough not to have experienced the anguish of states like Afghanistan and Bosnia, we as a nation, averse at atrocities brought about ...
  • Federal Coal Mine Safety Act
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    Coal Coal is a fossil fuel- hydrocarbon containing natural resource, much like petroleum or natural gas. It is extracted from the Earth by strip mining or underground mining. It is a readily combustible black sedimentary rock, which is one of the three main rock categories. Coal is composed of carbon and hydrocarbons, in coordination with other elements. It is the leading source of electricity the world over. It is estimated that half of the world's electricity is powered by coal. Coal mining in...
  • 340 Types Of Anti Personnel Land Mines
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    Anti-Personnel landmines have been used in many wars even though the users and makers know how horrible they are, and what they do to people that are innocent, and more so, know what they do to children. Unlike the eye of a soldier, a landmine cannot differentiate between a civilian and a soldier. Landmines have destroyed the lives of many people who had nothing to do with the reason that they were planted. An anti-personnel landmine does not stop killing people once the war or conflict that the...
  • Mining Industry In Third World Countries
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    ! yen Third World mining is primarily for the benefit of the First World! |. "X The history of mining in the third world, and particularly in Africa, is a history of land appropriation, displacement of peoples from their lands, environmental devastation, political and cultural marginalization and oppression of people belonging to the lower economic sectors of society. "X The mining industry uses 10% of world energy, spews almost half of all toxic emissions in some countries, and threatens nearly...

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