Legislative and Regulatory Update
March 2018 by Scott Harn
• Change is coming at Interior
• Interior Department seeking public comment regarding minerals
We can’t say it wasn’t expected. The California Department of Fish & Game released revised suction gold dredging regulations on February 17, 2012, and it’s obvious the agency wants to make life as difficult as possible for dredgers.
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.
• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.
On November 30, 2015, the Galice Mining District (with the support of the Waldo Mining District), along with several Oregon mining associations and individuals, filed a Motion for Summary Judgment against the State of Oregon and SB 838...
Tomten concedes the scenario of federal environmental agents swooping in on river dredges near historic mining towns like Idaho City, Rocky Bar or Placerville remains unlikely.
The one legal entity that can change the game and provide a path and template to protect landowners and public land users across the United States is the miner.
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