Legislative and Regulatory Update
March 2013 by Scott Harn• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
The one legal entity that can change the game and provide a path and template to protect landowners and public land users across the United States is the miner.
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
There are currently three controlling agencies or entities over suction dredging in California—and you can make that four if the state legislature decides to further muddy the waters with additional legislation to block suction gold dredging in the state.
- WOTUS rule finalized
- Reminder on new claim fees
Mr. Hughes was obviously shaken by our interaction and we are quite confident he assumed we were all missing teeth, long-haired, uneducated, backwoods miners who would immediately become submissive. That didn’t happen...
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