Legislative and Regulatory Update
September 2017 by Scott Harn
- PLF sues over critical habitat
- Attorney General ends EPA slush fund
Gold and jade are actually only minor mineral resources for the Northwestern Alaska region as a whole. Modern prospecting has focused more on base metal than precious metal resources.
The paper’s crack reporters filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act, demanding public release of “secret” emails explaining why the Interior Department recommended, and President Trump approved, shrinking Bears’ Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments.
• Critical minerals obtain national security status
• Idaho to take over EPA permitting
• Biden administration considers ban on new mining
• 30 x 30 Termination Act
His small business managed to pump millions of dollars over the years into the California economy.
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
• California dredging update
• Study: Sage grouse does not need protection
• Tennessee enacts harsh new gold prospecting regulations
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