Mining Districts and Community Outreach
December 2016 by Sarah BohmkerYou have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
Republicans and industry representatives have criticized the administration’s eleventh-hour actions to limit development and promised to seek their reversal once Obama leaves office.
• EPA investigated for environmental ties
• Hundreds of miners show up to rally at Oregon State Capitol
• DOI nominee would be bad for miners
If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.
There are currently three controlling agencies or entities over suction dredging in California—and you can make that four if the state legislature decides to further muddy the waters with additional legislation to block suction gold dredging in the state.
If you do not have the time to read the entire document, I would suggest starting with the Executive Summary that begins on page 80.
• Bill to address Forest Service Travel Management restrictions
• Suction gold dredging challenge finally under way
• EPA nullification bill fails in Idaho
• Another bad bill
• Bills introduced to stop federal management of greater sage grouse
• WOTUS under review
• Congressional Review Act
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