Legislative and Regulatory Update
December 2011 by Scott Harn• Refunds coming to Nevada claimholders
• More wilderness proposed
• Forest Service planning rule
Washington’s decision to bar new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and other federal policies on energy and resource issues are barriers holding back Arizona and its residents from prosperity, Governor Jan Brewer told a congressional hearing March 16.
Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!
King’s letter is a blow to the EPA’s contention that outside technical experts supported its plan to push a drainage pipe through debris covering the entrance to the Gold King Mine…
• Not so happy birthday
• Even more support for the PLP
He certainly wasn’t afraid of a fight or a court battle, and he didn’t back away from calling out those who tried to compromise the rights of miners.
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
The current administration is receptive; we believe the time is ripe to push for a return to reasonable regulations and to restore mining to a priority for public lands as long as some new crisis doesn’t take precedent.
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