Emergency Dredging Closures in Washington State
September 2015 by Scott HarnThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) issued emergency rules without public comment just prior to our publication deadline.
• Positive bill passes House
• Anti-mining bill dies in Washington State
Many of you are aware that we have been engaged in litigation with anti-mining activists that have been attacking us through the Karuk Tribe of California since 2003. It all started with their lawsuit against the US Forest Service (USFS), challenging that District Rangers do not have the authority to allow small-scale mining activities under a Notice of Intent (NOI) when the Ranger concludes that the mining activity is not likely to create a substantial surface disturbance.
Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) founder Joe Martori met with Jim Scrivner, the Bureau of Land Management Deputy State Director of Energy and Minerals in Sacramento, California...
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
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.
• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has ordered an investigation of the recent raids, saying he will not tolerate a state agency's participation in the sort of conduct displayed.
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