Legislative and Regulatory Update
May 2019 by Scott Harn
- Bernhardt confirmed
- State of Montana to appeal Rock Creek decision
• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act
• Critical minerals a priority
• Montana miners win again
• MSHA backs down
• Environmental groups as foreign agents
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) issued emergency rules without public comment just prior to our publication deadline.
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
• Settlement hearings
• Fighting back
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
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