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.
• Change is coming at Interior
• Interior Department seeking public comment regarding minerals
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
The approval, which affects 87 acres on the south end of Silver City, allows the company to move forward with exploration to determine the area's mining potential.
...we packed up our two dredges and headed for our claim about an hour away on the South Fork of the Clearwater to dredge openly in opposition to the EPA.
- PLF sues over critical habitat
- Attorney General ends EPA slush fund
Gold in Minnesota?
• Conformation for some
• Congress canceling regulations
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