Disturbing Trend: Federal Judges Disregard Mining Laws
September 2019 by Chris Ralph
Recently, a left-leaning Arizona federal judge, James Soto, who is an Obama appointee, shut down a proposed copper mining project for the flimsiest of reasons. He basically disregarded and rewrote federal mining law.
Suction dredging court cases in California linger on
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
Republican legislators say the funding is necessary to protect state interests...
In every sense, this was a witch hunt with a preconceived agenda to heavily restrict or outright prohibit most small-scale mining in Oregon.
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