Legislative and Regulatory Update
March 2012 by Scott Harn• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
• Reopening closed areas
...we packed up our two dredges and headed for our claim about an hour away on the South Fork of the Clearwater to dredge openly in opposition to the EPA.
We're done watching as an unelected and unchecked bureaucracy, with rule-making authority, enforcement powers, and seemingly bottomless budgets abuses citizens at will.
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
• California dredging update
• Favorable bills in Congress
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
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.
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