Judge Gives OK to Nevada Mining Tax Initiative
April 2012 by Sandra CherebA proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
• NEDC Surrenders in Oregon
• The California saga continues
The Bureau of Land Management announced an increase in location filing fees and annual maintenance fees for unpatented mining claims, mill sites and tunnel sites.
• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
The Colorado Mining Association is asking the US Supreme Court to review a 2001 rule that largely barred new roads on 58 million acres of roadless areas in national forests.
I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.
In other words, just like those that move next to an airport and then complain about the noise, Mr. Riskedahl deliberately went out of his way to “witness and document the effects of suction dredge mining,” and when he found some, he was annoyed by it!
We spent the morning in a meeting with one of the higher-ups at the US Forest Service. I presented him with 412 complaints received from our readers, along with a summary of the complaints to make his job easier.
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