Dredge Mining—Current Situation in Idaho
June 2011 by Associated PressTomten 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.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
- November elections
- Anti-mining ballot initiative rejected in Montana
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
- Budd-Falen in line to become next director at BLM
- Ten national monuments slated for changes or reductions
- California adds another fee
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
- NEPA comments due
- Update on latest US Supreme Court suction gold dredging appeal
- Washington State tries to restrict suction gold dredging
• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act
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