Legislative and Regulatory Update
December 2014 by Scott Harn• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act
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.
We now have supporters who are well known and connected in Washington, DC, and who state they will assist us in bypassing lower level staffers and getting us face-to-face meetings with Senators.
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Another California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
Those miners present immediately recognized the benefits of becoming members of MMAC and joined up on the spot. I spent some time answering a few questions, and then the miners took over.
• "Recreational" mining bills in Washington State
• Three more national monuments
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