Legislative and Regulatory Update
January 2011 by Scott Harn• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
• More roadblocks to dredging in California
• Two Oregon Sheriffs challenge Forest Service authority
• Gold is money
- Some mining claim fees increase
- Oregon miners file appeal
- US Fish & Wildlife law enforcement policing powers restrained
If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.
• Reopening closed areas
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