Feds Sue California over Sales of Public Lands
May 2018 by Jonathan J. Cooper
They cited concerns that the Trump administration would allow more logging, oil drilling, mining or development on some of the 46 million acres controlled by the federal government in California.
• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues
• Lawsuits galore
• Suction dredging saga continues
• HR 1937 to streamline permitting, remove obstacles to miners
• Sage-grouse debate continues
• More National Monuments
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
After many decades of closures, land-use restrictions, and over-regulation, miners and all other public land users may finally see some real relief due to the efforts of MMAC.
Tomten 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.
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• Arizona mining data now online
• California suction dredge hearings
• Update on Forest Service abuse in Washington
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