Legislative and Regulatory Update
August 2018 by Scott Harn
• Pruitt out at EPA
• NDAA still under negotiation
• AMRA’s California mining bill fails to reach floor vote
Judge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
…I’ll be heading back to Washington, DC, on June 4 with Clark Pearson of PLP for nearly a week of meetings with the Mine Safety and Health Administration, US Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous members of Congress in both the House and Senate.
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
The Colorado Mining Association is asking the US Supreme Court to review a 2001 rule that largely barred new roads on 58 million acres of roadless areas in national forests.
- Oregon miners petition US Supreme Court in Bohmker v. Oregon
- Wheeler receives hearing as EPA administrator
Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
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