Legislative and Regulatory Update
February 2014 by Scott Harn• Not so happy birthday
• Even more support for the PLP
I want to stress that this is just the first step to fixing many of the regulatory issues we identified in discussions with the current administration. There will be plenty more to come.
We can either surrender or draw a line in the sand and fight to hold the remaining mining rights we still have.
Under the previous administration, the EPA declared the ditch was a federally-protected waterway, and Robertson needed a federal permit under the Clean Water Act.
- WOTUS rule finalized
- Reminder on new claim fees
• Forest Service proposes next step in Agenda 21
• 9th Circuit deals blow to small miners
- Comments needed regarding proposed NEPA improvements
- Efforts underway to fix the ESA
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
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