Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Tucson-Area Mine
March 2012 by Associated PressA federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by opponents of a Tucson-area mine that had accused the US Forest Service of violating two federal laws in its handling of the mine issue.
Public Lands for the People is working on a Miner's Bill of Rights with the support of several members of Congress.
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
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