Captain Obvious Strikes Again
June 2018 by Greg Walcher
The paper’s crack reporters filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act, demanding public release of “secret” emails explaining why the Interior Department recommended, and President Trump approved, shrinking Bears’ Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments.
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
Have you ever wondered what it is going to take to stop the insanity of politicians and environmental groups from taking away our rights?
• NEDC Surrenders in Oregon
• The California saga continues
We spent our evening at some informal get-togethers at two private residences in the DC area, which provided the opportunity to talk with staff members from Congress, other agencies, and a few consultants working on public land issues. We found common ground with many of them, and found a strong ally in a former Congressman turned consultant who agreed that Mining Districts provide the smartest legal route...
• PLP continues the fight for miners' rights
• Oregon miners fight back
• Bills address strategic minerals
• Oregon dredging bill defeated
• California bill would exempt dredgers from permitting
• Possible ESA listing
• Washington State tries to impose more fees on miners
• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts - Are there different “ferro” products processed out of the ore? • Ask The Experts - How hot does a furnace need to be to get rid of sulphides? • Ask The Experts - Will this paystreak be downriver off the trailing edge of bedrock? • Putting Together A Small Free Gold Mill—Part II • Chasing Float Gold—The Starry Night Wash • 2018 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees • A Test Grid Dredged for Gold Values • Michigan House Votes to Give Mining Operations More Flexibility • Mineral Exploration On The Rise • 18 Acquitted in Massive Brussels Diamond Heist • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices