Lawsuit Update From the New 49'ers
December 2012 by Dave McCrackenMany of you are aware that we have been engaged in litigation with anti-mining activists that have been attacking us through the Karuk Tribe of California since 2003. It all started with their lawsuit against the US Forest Service (USFS), challenging that District Rangers do not have the authority to allow small-scale mining activities under a Notice of Intent (NOI) when the Ranger concludes that the mining activity is not likely to create a substantial surface disturbance.
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
NOI or POO for small backhoe
The very way it was done at the time didn’t give one much confidence in the objectivity and honesty of the BLM study.
Have you ever wondered what it is going to take to stop the insanity of politicians and environmental groups from taking away our rights?
Judge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
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