Legislative And Regulatory Update
November 2011 by Scott Harn• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
• Judge refuses to grant preliminary injuction to end suction gold dredging moratorium in California
• Proposed listing of Yellow-legged frog and Yosemite Toad in northern California
• The good, the bad, and the ugly
• California and Oregon dredge permits
Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.
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.
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.
You have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
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