Bar provides forum for mining

Nevada Lawyer magazine, a publication of the State Bar of Nevada, has published an article titled “The Taxation of Mining.”

The piece was written by James Wadhams, a lobbyist who is currently working for the Newmont Gold Corporation against a measure to eliminate a cap on mining taxes. Wadhams' article is sympathetic to his mining clients and states as fact assertions that are a subject of debate in the Nevada Legislature.

No competing article by critics of mining was included in the magazine. Editor John Zimmerman did not respond to an email seeking comment.