Feinstein Pushes for Million-Acre Land Grab
November 2015 by Kevin JoyceMet by jeers and cheers from more than 1,000 people, US Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) made another pitch to create three new national monuments in the deserts of southern California recently.
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
- Massive 660-page lands bill passed in the Senate
The petition seeks specific changes to existing Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management regulations to restore the intent of Congress and federal preemption.
The Senator’s office was very receptive to the small miner’s plight and was unaware of the dire problems created by the over-regulation of small-scale mining from so many different fronts. It was pointed out that S 145 may help the large mining companies a little, but falls woefully short in addressing the needs of small operators who make up 85% of domestic mines.
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• Positive news from California?
• Still no results in Wisconsin
• Give us back our lands
• Congress heading into summer recess
• Maintenance fees due!
More than 100 gold prospectors gathered at Azusa Canyon in the recently declared San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in southern California to voice their concerns…
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