Legislative and Regulatory Update
January 2017 by Scott Harn• Trump cabinet forming
• Last minute regulations
• California suction dredging
US uranium mines produced less than 174,000 pounds in 2019, according to the February Energy Information Administration report. That’s down from 4.9 million pounds in 2014.
This will provide the opportunity to meet with many of the members of Congress in a more informal setting at several meetings, luncheons and dinners. And we have been offered the chance to meet with President Trump’s staff.
• Two million acres of proposed habitat
• Last chance for Nevada claim refunds
• California suction gold dredging update
• Bill to address Forest Service Travel Management restrictions
• Suction gold dredging challenge finally under way
• EPA nullification bill fails in Idaho
• Another bad bill
Another California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.
One caller wondered why he should be required to join MMAC, asked why MMAC was not a non-profit, and compared it to some kind of extortion attempt. If he had questions like these, I assume there are others with similar questions and I will address them here.
Nevada’s attorney general for the first time is joining a rural county in a 15-year-old legal battle...
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