EPA Chief to Reconsider Paying Claims Over Mine Waste Spill
September 2017 by Associated Press
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
Mr. Hughes was obviously shaken by our interaction and we are quite confident he assumed we were all missing teeth, long-haired, uneducated, backwoods miners who would immediately become submissive. That didn’t happen...
The ESA has become an unwieldy beast that was hijacked by government agencies run amok, and by extreme environmental groups who saw it as a way to lock up public lands and to generate income through exaggerated claims and continuous lawsuits.
• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues
If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.
• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.
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