Legislative and Regulatory Update
May 2018 by Scott Harn
- DOI to address threatened species
- 141 Confirmations still pending
- California withdrawals canceled
• Critical minerals obtain national security status
• Idaho to take over EPA permitting
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
It's a proven civil remedy to put an end to harassment by notifying a person who is either overstepping their authority, or failing to act as required, that they will be sued personally for an act or omission.
There are currently three controlling agencies or entities over suction dredging in California—and you can make that four if the state legislature decides to further muddy the waters with additional legislation to block suction gold dredging in the state.
Many miners have failed to exercise their rights by using the power of their Mining Districts and laws that are already on the books, such as 43 CFR 9712.1, which states…
The ESA has become an unwieldy beast that was hijacked by government agencies run amok, and by extreme environmental groups who saw it as a way to lock up public lands and to generate income through exaggerated claims and continuous lawsuits.
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