• Follow Us:
  • ICMJ on Facebook
  • ICMJ on Twitter
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal - Online Magazine
Search: Search
  Entire Site Articles Only
Login | Not A Member? Subscribe   FAQ   Contact Us

Trommels, Sonic Gold Processors, Reverse Heix and more!
« Previous Article Next Article »
Legislative and Regulatory Update - May 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 9)
Legislative and Regulatory Update
by Scott Harn
Print

• NEDC surrenders in Oregon
The Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) has backed out of a lawsuit involving the Eastern Oregon Mining Association, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the suction dredge permit process in Oregon.

The NEDC decided to withdraw from the case rather than face discovery requests from the Eastern Oregon Mining Association and a deposition on standing.

That’s one less roadblock in the case as it moves forward. Congratulations to EOMA and attorney James Buchal.


• The California saga continues
Public Lands for the People (in conjunction with the Western Mining Alliance), the New 49’ers, and the Karuk Tribe (along with the Center for Biological Diversity) have all filed lawsuits against the State of California over the recent suction gold dredging regulations published by the California Department of Fish & Game.

In the meantime, a previous lawsuit filed by Public Lands for the People continues in San Bernardino County Superior Court. In this case, PLP is seeking an injunction against the state to get suction gold dredgers back in the water as soon as possible. Briefs from all parties are due at the end of April, and the next hearing is scheduled for early May 2012.

We can’t stress enough the importance of supporting these lawsuits. We have one shot to overturn this unlawful taking of our property rights and restore our right to mine.

PLP is supporting five lawsuits simultaneously involving the rights of miners. They don’t have big donors to support them—just us. We know times are tough for many of our readers, but we can win this with sufficient funding and PLP can seek reimbursement of attorney fees to fund future efforts.

PLP is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, staffed by volunteers. Donations are tax-deductible. Information on PLP is available at www.plp2.org

© ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal, CMJ Inc. See Terms of Use for more information.

« Previous Article Next Article »
Add New Comment

Other Articles in the Issue:

Subscription Required:

The Bawl Mill Ask the Experts: gold per ton; improving assay method Bering Sea Gold—Part II Tucson Show Marketing Ganes Creek Hits 10 Years—Part I Fabulous Florence—The Golden Town of Idaho Arizona's Vulture Gold Mine and Lost Dutchman Critical Metals: Copper Replacing Your 12-Volt Pump Melman on Gold & Silver Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:

Ask the Experts: Ionizing mercury El Tigre—Unlocking Values in Tailings to Jumpstart a Mine


The BEST Bundle Package and FREE Field Instruction!
Process twice as much, don't spill any gold!
Serving Professional and Recreational Prospectors since 1979
Fast penetration of rock & overburden
USA - CANADA - WORLDWIDE!