Legislative and Regulatory Update
August 2016 by Scott Harn• Congress heading into summer recess
• Maintenance fees due!
The law is on our side, but we’ve seen some crazy rulings coming out of courtrooms lately. I believe Rinehart will win his case, but then we move on to the State Water Resources Control Board.
There are some miners who are under the impression that an organized Mining District will immediately get the regulatory agencies off their backs so they can start digging or dredging again.
I’ve received quite a few inquiries from miners who are beginning to realize that traditional Mining Districts are powerful entities and they are looking to get their district organized if it’s in disarray.
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
All 28 groups listed agree that Section 402 of the Clean Water Act does not apply and no dredge miner should be asking a state or federal agency for such a permit.
- EPA ends "sue and settle"
- Sage grouse mineral withdrawal cancelled
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