Legislative and Regulatory Update
April 2016 by Scott Harn• BLM proposed budget asks for funds for mining restrictions
• Oregon bill 838
• California suction gold dredging update
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
Phone or email these Senators and politely express your thoughts and opinions on the pending legislation. (See Legislative and Regulatory Update for more information on the pending legislation.)
• Judge refuses to grant preliminary injuction to end suction gold dredging moratorium in California
• Proposed listing of Yellow-legged frog and Yosemite Toad in northern California
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.
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
• Show of support needed for anti-EPA bills
• Arizona mining data now online
• California suction dredge hearings
• Update on Forest Service abuse in Washington
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