Comstock Mining Gets Approval
February 2014 by Associated PressThe approval, which affects 87 acres on the south end of Silver City, allows the company to move forward with exploration to determine the area's mining potential.
The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.
Judge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
On Tuesday morning, August 26, 2010, my clients Michael and Linda Backlund were forced to plead guilty to a charge of violating 36 CFR §261.10(b), which criminalizes maintaining a residence on Forest Service land without authorization “when such authorization is required.” This is a new regulation pursuant to which virtually anything, even a tent, is an unlawful “residence” unless authorized in advance.
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.
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
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