Legislative and Regulatory Update
January 2011 by Scott Harn• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
Thomas Tierney has been a long-time subscriber to ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal and has read about the many battles between miners and overzealous regulators. Then he faced his own battle.
…the men sought to “inject false and misleading information about the genuine supply and demand for precious metals futures contracts into the markets, and to deceive other participants”…
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