Legislative and Regulatory Update
April 2017 by Scott Harn• Bills introduced to stop federal management of greater sage grouse
• WOTUS under review
• Congressional Review Act
Because September 1 falls on a Sunday this year; and Monday, September 2, is a holiday, the BLM will accept yearly filings through September 3.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!
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…
We know we lack critical minerals. We know the causes. We know the need. We have the knowledge we need right now. Why can’t we just take action and fix the problem?
• EPA investigated for environmental ties
• Hundreds of miners show up to rally at Oregon State Capitol
• DOI nominee would be bad for miners
Met by jeers and cheers from more than 1,000 people, US Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) made another pitch to create three new national monuments in the deserts of southern California recently.
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