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
Tomten concedes the scenario of federal environmental agents swooping in on river dredges near historic mining towns like Idaho City, Rocky Bar or Placerville remains unlikely.
• Conformation for some
• Congress canceling regulations
The ESA has become an unwieldy beast that was hijacked by government agencies run amok, and by extreme environmental groups who saw it as a way to lock up public lands and to generate income through exaggerated claims and continuous lawsuits.
- Administration issues proposals to fix mining access and permitting
- Online “webinar” and request for comments for proposed Forest Service NEPA revisions
“When dealing with federal agencies...”
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.
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.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Ask The Experts • Dry Washer, Wet System or Metal Detector? • Multiple Use Lands, Symbiotic Relations and Conflict Resolution • Enrichment of Mineral Deposits by Weathering—Part II • Vendors Announced for Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit • The Tombstone Silver-Lead District, Arizona • Sold: 87-Ounce Nugget • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices