Legislative and Regulatory Update
September 2009 by Scott Harn• Roadless Rule revisited
• Kensington finally gets stamp of approval
• Interior places restrictions on mining claims near Grand Canyon
For generations, men willing to endure physical labor have been able to make a decent living working as miners on the Marquette Iron Range. But it has been only in the last 25 years that the open-pit facilities have given women the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and dig into hard labor.
Honduras, about the size of Ohio, is one of the “banana republics” in Central America. The central part of the nation is mountainous, with peaks reaching 9,000 feet.
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
• Utah, fed up with federal and environmental policies, takes action
• Administration proposes ending fish protections to settle suit
• Court finds fault with Forest Service spotted owl study
The Bawl Mill • Drive Under Way to Restore the Rights of Suction Dredgers • Abbey Confirmed As BLM Director • Gifts of Gold for University of Zimbabwe • Flood Stage—The Key to Reading a River • Noted Geologist Murdered in Kenya • South Yuba River Recreational Area • Rio Employees Face Trade Secrets, Bribery Charges • Pocket Mining Potential in Nevada's East Humboldt Range • Company Finds Gold in Wyoming’s Rattlesnake Hills • The Economic Impact of Suction Dredging in California • Bucket Line Dredges • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices