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
- PLF sues over critical habitat
- Attorney General ends EPA slush fund
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
- EPA ends "sue and settle"
- Sage grouse mineral withdrawal cancelled
Like all federal judges, he swore an oath to perform his duties “impartially… under the Constitution and laws of the U.S.” Nothing in those documents gives Judge Morris authority to order the BLM to work with non-government organizations (the same ones that filed the lawsuit in question) to alter America’s use of energy.
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