Legislative And Regulatory Update
November 2011 by Scott Harn• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
Casperson said he is not worried about businesses subverting the language in the bill because the DEQ would still have the authority to halt the new construction if it is deemed environmentally unsound.
• Change is coming at Interior
• Interior Department seeking public comment regarding minerals
• Idaho miners will challenge new EPA permit at rally
• California proposes to amend definition of a suction dredge
• Proposed rule redefines "navigable waters"
In May, 2016, the Andersons received a letter from Steve Niemela at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife requesting access to their property to conduct surveys for “foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians.”
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
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 feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
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