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Nixon Upset Over Passage of Bond Amendment

September 9, 1999

By: Kyle Elfrink

State Capital Bureau

A legislative war is brewing over the use of land in the Mark Twain National Forest. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

Attorney General Jay Nixon is upset that an amendment sponsored by Senator Kit Bond has been approved. The disputed bill allows for lead mining to continue in the Mark Twain National Forest. Scott Holste, spokesman for Nixon, says that Bond is overlooking a certain issue ...

Actuality:HOLSTE1
RunTime: 10
OutCue: "IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION"
Contents: HOLSTE SAYS THAT ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ARE TOO GREAT FOR LEAD MINING TO CONTINUE UNABATED.

In effect, Bond's bill prevents the Interior Department from ending mining in the forest over the next year and a half.