Legislative and Regulatory Update
March 2018 by Scott Harn
• Change is coming at Interior
• Interior Department seeking public comment regarding minerals
• Biden administration considers ban on new mining
• 30 x 30 Termination Act
US uranium mines produced less than 174,000 pounds in 2019, according to the February Energy Information Administration report. That’s down from 4.9 million pounds in 2014.
• BLM claim fees rise
• Critical minerals bill
• Sage-grouse habitat
- Reminder: Annual claim fees due September 1, 2017
- Update on California suction gold dredging
You have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
PLF scores another win for property rights
The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.
The Bawl Mill • The Wild Rush To Find More Cobalt—Part II • Trash! A Hindrance Or Hot Spot For Hidden Gold? • Rare Silver Nuggets And Their Origins • Re-Opening Nevada’s Relief Canyon Mine • PLP and MMAC Update • New Rules For Taxing Pass-Through Income • Sulfides and Intergrain Gold Wire Nuggets • Man Who Died In Yellowstone In 2017 Was Looking For Hidden Treasure • $50 Million in Gold From 1857 Shipwreck Approved for Sale • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices