Can't We Just Do Something?
July 2011 by Chris RalphWe know we lack critical minerals. We know the causes. We know the need. We have the knowledge we need right now. Why can’t we just take action and fix the problem?
The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.
• BLM to raise fees again
• Roadless Rule stands
• Suit filed over dredging restrictions in Washington State
• NWMA lends support
• California suction gold dredging lawsuits progressing
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
Another California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.
A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by opponents of a Tucson-area mine that had accused the US Forest Service of violating two federal laws in its handling of the mine issue.
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
We’ve heard from miners in Arizona about federal agencies closing off historic roads that provide access for miners, and we need your input.
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