Legislative and Regulatory Update
August 2009 by Scott Harn• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act
The discovery of gold in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, by young Conrad Reed, on a Sunday morning in the Summer of 1799, ushered in the search for gold in the continental United States.
There was certainly no shortage of attention-grabbing headlines during the past month. First we had the successful initiation of a recall election in California, followed by enormous increases in the price of gasoline in the USA and Canada, then both nations suffered through the worst power blackout in decades, and finally we are witnessing what appears to be the unraveling of the “road map” to peace in the Middle East.
Robert Joseph Dahlke
(1939 - 2013)
Oregon dredgers have been receiving notices of intent to sue for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC).
Once again, economic trauma was the dominant theme of most news releases last month. It seemed we were learning about an endless array of companies in dire trouble, including many who had either filed or were on the verge of bankruptcy...
The Bawl Mill • Finding Gold With Copper and Turquoise • GM to Cancel Mining Contracts • California Suction Dredging Update • Newmont Fined for Fatality • The Memorial Day Nugget • East Coast Prospecting Challenges • Saving Money on Mining Gadgets • BLM Increases Location & Maintenance Fees • Rio Tinto: Allegations Without Foundation • National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Five • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices