[meteorite-list] Fossils and Public Lands (10-23-01)

From: capricorn89 <capricorn89_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:10 2004
Message-ID: <000b01c169d1$5fe355a0$df36b2d1_at_earthlink.net>

<<The proposed legislation would expand the right of amateur collectors to
collect fossils on certain public lands and for the first time extend that
right to commercial collectors>>

That part looks good. Seems that the issue is being given careful
consideration by the various interested groups. Yes? No?

Ron Hartman

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_yahoo.com>
To: Meteorite-list Meteoritecentral <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 10:52 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Fossils and Public Lands (10-23-01)

> In light of Dean Bessey's recent discussions related
> to the question of the "cultural heritage" of Canadian
> meteorites, I think it is appropriate to point out the
> current debate in the U.S. Congress. This new
> legislation refers to seven "basic principles", the
> first of which is:
> Fossils on federal land are part of America's
> heritage"
> The link to meteorites may not be apparent, but lately
> I haven't been able to give a lecture on meteorite
> recovery without the questions gravitating to this
> same subject -
> the current bill pending in U.S.Congress:
> The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, H.R.
> 2974,
> http://www.agiweb.org/gap/legis107/fossils.html
> In order to have an informed discussion on the likely
> impact of this bill's passage to meteorite collecting,
> a review of this web page would be very helpful.
> Bob V.
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