Legislative and Regulatory Update
October 2015 by Scott Harn• Anti-dredging bill SB 637 passes
• Biden’s incoming administration has green agenda
• Habitat definition finalized
• Extremist groups are at it again
• Trump-era actions on endangered species being reviewed again.
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
Amendment to Deny Funding of BLM Land-Grab
We spent the morning in a meeting with one of the higher-ups at the US Forest Service. I presented him with 412 complaints received from our readers, along with a summary of the complaints to make his job easier.
• Biden administration considers ban on new mining
• 30 x 30 Termination Act
Within these districts, some of the roads and trails have been reopened for access, critical habitat designations have been scaled back, and a few Mining Districts were completely removed from proposed withdrawals.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts • The Bucking Room • A Long Dry Spell • Prospectors Protest San Gabriel Mountains National Monument • MMAC & PLP Update • Where Should I Start? • California State Gold Panning Championships • From Curiosity to Mine Owner - Pt II • 2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit • Growing Up Gold • Rock and Formations of the Mother Lode Gold Belt • 2015 World Gold Panning Championships • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices