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
In May, 2016, the Andersons received a letter from Steve Niemela at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife requesting access to their property to conduct surveys for “foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians.”
• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
We will be bringing the first of several bills that were requested by Congress during a previous MMAC trip and presenting maps depicting all the MMAC-assisted Mining Districts.
• Oregon proposed withdrawal
Another California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.
• More roadblocks in southern California
• Greater Sage-grouse withdrawals
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
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