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Feds Order Closure of Idaho Mine

Federal safety inspectors have ordered one of the nation’s deepest underground mines closed in northern Idaho following an investigation prompted by a series of accidents that killed two miners over the last year.

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• Gold mining bills in Washington State
• Idaho suction dredging bill
• California suction dredging update
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Contact Information for Oregon Senators


Phone or email these Senators and politely express your thoughts and opinions on the pending legislation. (See Legislative and Regulatory Update for more information on the pending legislation.)

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• "Recreational" mining bills in Washington State
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Protecting Our Access to Public Lands


As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.

Obama Administration Moves to Block Mining Near Yellowstone


Republicans and industry representatives have criticized the administration’s eleventh-hour actions to limit development and promised to seek their reversal once Obama leaves office.

PLP and MMAC Update


We have an opportunity to make significant and substantial changes to provide relief for small miners with the Trump Administration and the current makeup of Congress. We realize the time to act is now, but we need your help.

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