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
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.
• "Recreational" mining bills in Washington State
• Three more national monuments
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
On Tuesday morning, August 26, 2010, my clients Michael and Linda Backlund were forced to plead guilty to a charge of violating 36 CFR §261.10(b), which criminalizes maintaining a residence on Forest Service land without authorization “when such authorization is required.” This is a new regulation pursuant to which virtually anything, even a tent, is an unlawful “residence” unless authorized in advance.
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