Legislative and Regulatory Update
September 2018 by Scott Harn
• Forest Service to revisit 228 regulations
• WOTUS Executive Order suspended
• Two million acres of proposed habitat
• Last chance for Nevada claim refunds
• California suction gold dredging update
Is there any hope for a solution? Yes, there is, and we’ve been working with Public Lands for the People, the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council, attorney James Buchal and others on that solution.
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
Recently, a left-leaning Arizona federal judge, James Soto, who is an Obama appointee, shut down a proposed copper mining project for the flimsiest of reasons. He basically disregarded and rewrote federal mining law.
• Resolution Copper project moves closer to fruition in Arizona
- Bernhardt confirmed
- State of Montana to appeal Rock Creek decision
Many of you are aware that we have been engaged in litigation with anti-mining activists that have been attacking us through the Karuk Tribe of California since 2003. It all started with their lawsuit against the US Forest Service (USFS), challenging that District Rangers do not have the authority to allow small-scale mining activities under a Notice of Intent (NOI) when the Ranger concludes that the mining activity is not likely to create a substantial surface disturbance.
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