Legislative and Regulatory Update
May 2019 by Scott Harn
- Bernhardt confirmed
- State of Montana to appeal Rock Creek decision
Because September 1 falls on a Sunday this year; and Monday, September 2, is a holiday, the BLM will accept yearly filings through September 3.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
- House appropriations bills introduced
- Two Minnesota hardrock mining leases reinstated
- Equal Access to Justice Act
PLF scores another win for property rights
On Tuesday morning, August 26, 2010, my clients Michael and Linda Backlund were forced to plead guilty to a charge of violating 36 CFR §261.10(b), which criminalizes maintaining a residence on Forest Service land without authorization “when such authorization is required.” This is a new regulation pursuant to which virtually anything, even a tent, is an unlawful “residence” unless authorized in advance.
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
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