Legislative and Regulatory Update
April 2015 by Scott Harn
- require agencies to choose the least costly option when considering regulations.
- restrict agencies’ use of interim regulations without public comment and provide for a quick judicial review if used.
- require hearings to review the accuracy of data for the most costly regulations.
- Zinke leaving office
- Property rights triumph over critical habitat says Supreme Court
- Water of the United States
- EPA declines to impose additional regulations and financial requirements on hardrock miners
- “Baffling” ruling in suction gold dredging court case
Public Lands for the People is working on a Miner's Bill of Rights with the support of several members of Congress.
Nevada’s attorney general for the first time is joining a rural county in a 15-year-old legal battle...
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has ordered an investigation of the recent raids, saying he will not tolerate a state agency's participation in the sort of conduct displayed.
In May 2017, the district participated in a meeting with representatives from several state and federal agencies where they educated agency officials about the authority of Mining Districts, Mining Law and miner’s rights.
- WOTUS rule finalized
- Reminder on new claim fees
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