Legislative and Regulatory Update
October 2015 by Scott Harn• Anti-dredging bill SB 637 passes
- Comments needed regarding proposed NEPA improvements
- Efforts underway to fix the ESA
- Bishop and Curtis seek to rein in Antiquities Act abuses
- Lands bill signed by President Trump
You have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.
- WOTUS rule finalized
- Reminder on new claim fees
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
Many of you are aware that we have been engaged in litigation with anti-mining activists that have been attacking us through the Karuk Tribe of California since 2003. It all started with their lawsuit against the US Forest Service (USFS), challenging that District Rangers do not have the authority to allow small-scale mining activities under a Notice of Intent (NOI) when the Ranger concludes that the mining activity is not likely to create a substantial surface disturbance.
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