Legislative and Regulatory Update
May 2017 by Scott Harn
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
The current administration is receptive; we believe the time is ripe to push for a return to reasonable regulations and to restore mining to a priority for public lands as long as some new crisis doesn’t take precedent.
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
• US Supreme Court may consider requirements for Notitce of Intent
• Oregon considering mining restrictions
• Latest developments in California suction dredging moratorium
• Spotted owl habitat
State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.
• Good news on EPA regs
• California rewards key appointment to dredging foe
• Republicans seek to block creation of National Monuments
• Zimbabwe threatens seizure of mining rights
• EPA rule blocked
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