California Suction Dredging Update
July 2012 by Scott HarnAnother California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.
- Bishop and Curtis seek to rein in Antiquities Act abuses
- Lands bill signed by President Trump
The petition seeks specific changes to existing Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management regulations to restore the intent of Congress and federal preemption.
I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
The ESA has become an unwieldy beast that was hijacked by government agencies run amok, and by extreme environmental groups who saw it as a way to lock up public lands and to generate income through exaggerated claims and continuous lawsuits.
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
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