Idaho House Resources Committee meeting on suction gold dredging, February 3, 2014.
The EPA recently declared that suction gold dredgers in Idaho are required to obtain a NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit despite the numerous studies that have concluded suction gold dredging has a "less than significant" impact on the environment.
The Idaho House Resource Committee invited several individuals to speak about suction dredge mining, and all of them were in favor of allowing suction gold dredging.
Joe Greene, US EPA research scientist, retired
Tom Kitchar, President, Waldo Mining District
Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings
Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik
The video is approximately one hour long.
Our hats are off to the above mentioned presenters for their time and quality presentations.
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Update (video) on California suction gold dredge lawsuits by PLP attorney David Young
Attorney David Young gives a status report on the lawsuits and the fight to restore the rights of suciton gold dredgers in California.
GoldNomics -- Cash or Gold Bullion?
"GoldNomics" is an excellent must see short video about gold. It shows how gold has retained value throughout history and is an attractive alternative to cash today. Legendary investors, central banks and the astute are buying gold today. 'GoldNomics' shows gold is an important safe haven asset and an essential investment and saving diversification in these uncertain times.
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams highlights "The New Goldrush" caused by recession, umemployment and high gold prices. (Bonus: Includes an interview with Jim Bell at Pioneer-Motherlode Mining Supplies in Auburn.)
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the new California gold rush on Squawk Box
NBCLA story on prospectors coming to California in search of gold. Prospectors Kevin Brown and David Perkins are interviewed on the San Gabriel River, along with John Gurney in Jamestown. Features an interview with Pat Keene of Keene Engineering.
A second NBCLA story on prospectors coming to California in search of gold, with extended interviews of John Gurney in Jamestown and David Perkins on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River.