Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Magazine

Legislation & Regulation

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Pendley nomination withdrawn but will remain BLM director for now
The Trump administration has withdrawn the nomination of William Perry Pendley from consideration as the permanent director of the Bureau of Land Management though he will continue as acting director for the foreseeable future.

As explanation was not provided, though it’s clear that Democrats in Congress do not like his prior record of suing federal agencies when he was the head of Mountain States Legal Foundation.

The agency is set up so that the deputy director of policy and programs, which is currently Pendley, takes the default leadership position when the spot is vacant. So, even though his nomination was withdrawn, Pendley can remain as the agency director while a more permanent director is sought.

After joining the government, he declared that his past support for selling public lands was irrelevant because his boss, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, opposes the wholesale sale of public lands. Since Pendley’s arrival, agency officials said the bureau has acquired more than 25,000 acres of land and sought to expand recreational access.

Pendley also recused himself from work involving dozens of former clients following conflict of interest allegations from Democrats and environmentalists. The former clients ranged from farming and mining organizations to energy companies.

Comments needed for Midas Gold project in Idaho
The US Forest Service published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for three open-pit gold mines proposed by Midas Gold that are planned for an area about 40 miles east of McCall, Idaho.

Comments are due by October 13, 2020, and miners are encouraged to provide constructive comments. The DEIS is available on the Internet at www.midasgoldidaho.com/news/deis-released/

© ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal, CMJ Inc.
Next Article »« Previous Article

Add a Comment

Additional articles that might interest you...

Legislative And Regulatory Update


• Good news on EPA regs
• California rewards key appointment to dredging foe
• Republicans seek to block creation of National Monuments
• Zimbabwe threatens seizure of mining rights

Uniting The Small Miners


Have you ever wondered what it is going to take to stop the insanity of politicians and environmental groups from taking away our rights?

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Refunds coming to Nevada claimholders
• More wilderness proposed
• Forest Service planning rule

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Critical minerals obtain national security status
• Idaho to take over EPA permitting

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • Welcome changes in Washington, DC
  • Giving power back to the people

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• 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

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • Key appointment at BLM
  • Current administration not waiting for Congress
  • BLM relocating
  • Kansas exempts bullion from sales tax

Subscription Required:
The Bawl Mill   • Ask The Experts - What is the difference between heavy and light rare earth elements?   • Ask The Experts - What are the tax implications for partners on a claim?   • Ask The Experts - What should my plan be for testing quartz for gold in North Carolina?   • Ask The Experts - Did gold deposits come from space or were they created underground?   • Ask The Experts - Is a shaker table going to work on my flour material?   • Subtle and Not So Subtle Dangers of Hard Rock Mining   • How Should I Work This Prospect?   • Tips and Tricks: Preparing Your Dredge Engine for Storage   • Fluorescent Mineral Prospecting   • More Tips on How to Find Gold with A Detector   • What Do You Need For A Successful Micro-Scale Mine?   • Using Favorable Rock Types to Find More Gold   • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Of Mice and Men   • Discovering New Territory   • Melman on Gold & Silver   • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices

Free:
Happy Birthday, ICMJ!   • PLP Update

Advertisements

Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue