Colorado Mining Association Appeals Roadless Ruling
June 2012 by Associated PressThe Colorado Mining Association is asking the US Supreme Court to review a 2001 rule that largely barred new roads on 58 million acres of roadless areas in national forests.
…I’ll be heading back to Washington, DC, on June 4 with Clark Pearson of PLP for nearly a week of meetings with the Mine Safety and Health Administration, US Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous members of Congress in both the House and Senate.
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.
• Bills introduced to stop federal management of greater sage grouse
• WOTUS under review
• Congressional Review Act
- House appropriations bills introduced
- Two Minnesota hardrock mining leases reinstated
- Equal Access to Justice Act
We can’t say it wasn’t expected. The California Department of Fish & Game released revised suction gold dredging regulations on February 17, 2012, and it’s obvious the agency wants to make life as difficult as possible for dredgers.
• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
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