Legislative and Regulatory Update
December 2018 by Scott Harn
- November elections
- Anti-mining ballot initiative rejected in Montana
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
• Backdoor Wild Lands order
• PLP reports on latest dredge lawsuit
• Massive lands bill avoided
• No cap and trade for now
• RS-2477 rights affirmed
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Mr. Hughes was obviously shaken by our interaction and we are quite confident he assumed we were all missing teeth, long-haired, uneducated, backwoods miners who would immediately become submissive. That didn’t happen...
• Sheriff withdraws Forest Service law enforcement authority
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
• Some good news for a change
• New 49ers win Karuk appeal
• Another Oregon bill of concern
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