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  • Bill to limit Antiquities Act
  • PLF seeks relief from Endangered Species Act abuses

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PLP Update


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Miners Win in Montana Water Court


I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.

EPA Reopens Comments on Pebble Project


The settlement did not grant an immediate approval for the project, but it did begin to clear the way for the company to apply for federal permits—a path the Obama administration previously had thwarted.

Mining Organizations Unite To Petition For Rule Change


The petition seeks specific changes to existing Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management regulations to restore the intent of Congress and federal preemption.

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