CA Supreme Court Rules Against Rinehart - But There Is A Solution
September 2016 by Scott HarnEven if the California Supreme Court had ruled in favor of Rinehart, suction dredge miners would be facing the wrath of the State Water Resources Control Board...
• National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act
• CA suction dredging update
• Appropriations Bill addresses problems at EPA
• Bad science, worse policy
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
The settlement did not grant an immediate approval for the project, but it did begin to clear the way for the company to apply for federal permits—a path the Obama administration previously had thwarted.
• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
Tomten concedes the scenario of federal environmental agents swooping in on river dredges near historic mining towns like Idaho City, Rocky Bar or Placerville remains unlikely.
• California dredging update
• Study: Sage grouse does not need protection
• Tennessee enacts harsh new gold prospecting regulations
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