The Bedford Mining Alert is actively working to reform the Ontario Mining Act so that it requires...

1. prospectors to obtain written consent from the surface rights owner prior to staking a claim on property where the crown retains the mineral rights.

2. mining activities, from initial prospecting and exploration to final processing, be subject to all environmental laws and regulation.

3. written notification to be received by the surface rights owner within two weeks of a claim being recorded.

4. mineral exploration and mining activity be consistent with water source protection plans.

5. protected lands and waterways designated as environmentally significant be exempt from mining, just as they are from any other industrial development.

6. no industry, including mining, be exempt from the regulations and by-laws emanating from municipal official plans.

7. surface rights and mineral rights be reunited at the the request of property owners upon payment of a reasonable fee.