Legislative and Regulatory Update
October 2015 by Scott Harn• Anti-dredging bill SB 637 passes
Nevada’s attorney general for the first time is joining a rural county in a 15-year-old legal battle...
Representative Paul Shepherd stopped by, and Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik dove with one of the dredgers so he could see for himself that no harm was being done to fish or their habitat.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
Met by jeers and cheers from more than 1,000 people, US Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) made another pitch to create three new national monuments in the deserts of southern California recently.
Each separate Mining District is a federally recognized entity. There are huge advantages—picture yourself going to an oversight meeting where 2, 3, 4, or even more Mining District representatives have obtained voting positions on the board.
- Bill to limit Antiquities Act
- PLF seeks relief from Endangered Species Act abuses
• Judge orders reconsideration of “bi-state” sage grouse population in California and Nevada
• Environmental groups attempt to reinstate hard rock rule
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