Legislative and Regulatory Update
June 2010 by Scott Harn• Congress plays dirty with the Clean Water Act
• Quick action brings reward
• Proposed monuments
Some ask if a prospector can collect an entire ounce in a day. It is possible; I’ve done it before.
Is there any hope for a solution? Yes, there is, and we’ve been working with Public Lands for the People, the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council, attorney James Buchal and others on that solution.
• Miners win latest round
• New push to close off lands in New Mexico
• Close call in Peru
• New underground safety requirements
Lode gold and silver mines and prospects can be found in many parts of Mono County, from the Sweetwater Mountains on the north to the White Mountains on the south, and at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 feet. Mining activity on the rugged east flank of the Sierra Nevada is now severely restricted, especially in resort areas and where lands adjoin Yosemite National Park.
I must admit to taking some degree of pleasure in anticipating the excuse-making which will probably come out of the "Global Warming" camp to explain away a truly startling announcement.
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