Fighting and Winning Without a Lawyer
August 2013 by Steve HicksThis article may not be as interesting as someone describing a big nugget find in Australia...but right now the biggest obstacle to mining is our government.
• More roadblocks in southern California
• Greater Sage-grouse withdrawals
• "Not a pollutant"
• Thank you Senator Sessions
• California suction dredging
• EPA uses secret email accounts
A two-pronged approach is necessary to restore suction dredging; federal preemption needs to be established as addressed above via petition; and clarification from the EPA is needed to establish that no Section 402 permit is necessary when there is no “addition” of a pollutant.
Like all federal judges, he swore an oath to perform his duties “impartially… under the Constitution and laws of the U.S.” Nothing in those documents gives Judge Morris authority to order the BLM to work with non-government organizations (the same ones that filed the lawsuit in question) to alter America’s use of energy.
• California dredging update
• Favorable bills in Congress
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
• Reopening closed areas
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