Learning the Game and the Power to Change It
December 2016 by Clark PearsonThe one legal entity that can change the game and provide a path and template to protect landowners and public land users across the United States is the miner.
SB 765...would tax suction gold dredgers by charging a $50 annual fee for in-state dredgers and a whopping $2,500 fee for out-of-state dredgers for each county where the miner intends to dredge.
This ruling comes at an opportune time, just as suction dredge miners are dealing with new proposed regulations in several western states. Be sure to cite this case when you provide comments on the regulations!
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
I’ve received quite a few inquiries from miners who are beginning to realize that traditional Mining Districts are powerful entities and they are looking to get their district organized if it’s in disarray.
• California dredging update
• Study: Sage grouse does not need protection
• Tennessee enacts harsh new gold prospecting regulations
• Comment deadlines approaching for frog listings and habitat
• EPA seeks more control
• Comments due in Washington
• California dredging moratorium
• PLF sues to delist polar bear
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
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