Legislative and Regulatory Update
August 2011 by Scott Harn• California suction dredging
• House shows support for public land use
All 28 groups listed agree that Section 402 of the Clean Water Act does not apply and no dredge miner should be asking a state or federal agency for such a permit.
An Assembly panel approved a measure to repeal the constitutional tax cap on net proceeds paid by mining companies in Nevada.
Nevada’s attorney general for the first time is joining a rural county in a 15-year-old legal battle...
…what I’d like to focus on in this update is the assistance they provided to a suction gold dredger in Idaho being harassed by an environmental group.
• Idaho challenges EPA regulations
• California suction gold dredging
This will provide the opportunity to meet with many of the members of Congress in a more informal setting at several meetings, luncheons and dinners. And we have been offered the chance to meet with President Trump’s staff.
• PLP continues the fight for miners' rights
• Oregon miners fight back
• Bills address strategic minerals
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