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
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
…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.
• US District Court rules against Oregon miners
• Bill to halt sage grouse management plans introduced.
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.
This article may not be as interesting as someone describing a big nugget find in Australia...but right now the biggest obstacle to mining is our government.
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