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White Mountains review justified: Congress created the mining option; BLM can’t ignore it

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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:00 am

Community perspective

I read with interest Darcie Warden’s recent Community Perspective (March 24) on possible mineral leasing in the White Mountains National Recreation Area. Since the State commission I work for was partly responsible for the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to prepare a supplement to the Proposed Eastern Interior Resource Management Plan to consider hardrock mineral leasing in the recreation area, I wanted to share a few facts that were overlooked in her column.  

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