Gold miner: ‘We’re a sleeping giant that’s been awakened’

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“We’re not hurting nothing," said Cottage Grove small-scale gold miner Tom Pepiot on Monday. "We haven’t hurt nothing, and the science and facts have proved it.” “We’ve got thousands of miners across the West that stood up,” he said, “and we’ve all joined forces to fight these bills off; and we’re a sleeping giant that’s been awakened.”