Legislative and Regulatory Update
February 2017 by Scott Harn• Obama’s parting shots
• California suction dredging
• Oregon follows California’s lead
• Lawsuit coming; bill introduced to stop mining in Washington State
• President Trump halts new federal regulations
• Congress heading into summer recess
• Maintenance fees due!
Those miners present immediately recognized the benefits of becoming members of MMAC and joined up on the spot. I spent some time answering a few questions, and then the miners took over.
- November elections
- Anti-mining ballot initiative rejected in Montana
If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
He certainly wasn’t afraid of a fight or a court battle, and he didn’t back away from calling out those who tried to compromise the rights of miners.
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