Legislative and Regulatory Update
January 2017 by Scott Harn• Trump cabinet forming
• Last minute regulations
• California suction dredging
• IBLA rules against miner for "late" filing
• Wyoming appeals roadless decision
• Mercury reduction program slated for California
• Oregon wilderness
• Oregon miner prevails in lawsuit against Forest Service and District Ranger
• Canada pulls out of Kyoto Climate Treaty
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
To reach this goal, our federal government would need to designate another 45.7 million acres as protected lands every year.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
As a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits, I’m not allowed to talk about specifics in the court-ordered negotiations currently underway in San Bernardino. However, I do want to let you know we are making progress…
The settlement did not grant an immediate approval for the project, but it did begin to clear the way for the company to apply for federal permits—a path the Obama administration previously had thwarted.
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