Legislative And Regulatory Update
November 2011 by Scott Harn• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
• Conformation for some
• Congress canceling regulations
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.
The Senator’s office was very receptive to the small miner’s plight and was unaware of the dire problems created by the over-regulation of small-scale mining from so many different fronts. It was pointed out that S 145 may help the large mining companies a little, but falls woefully short in addressing the needs of small operators who make up 85% of domestic mines.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
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