MMAC & PLP Update
October 2015 by Scott HarnKeep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
• PLP continues the fight for miners' rights
• Oregon miners fight back
• Bills address strategic minerals
King’s letter is a blow to the EPA’s contention that outside technical experts supported its plan to push a drainage pipe through debris covering the entrance to the Gold King Mine…
- New Deputy Secretary of Interior
- Case against dredger allowed to proceed
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
The Bureau of Land Management announced an increase in location filing fees and annual maintenance fees for unpatented mining claims, mill sites and tunnel sites.
• Oregon dredging bill defeated
• California bill would exempt dredgers from permitting
• Possible ESA listing
• Washington State tries to impose more fees on miners
The $800 million project will provide 300 jobs during production. It will be the only US mine where nickel is the primary targeted mineral, with about 360 million pounds to be extracted.
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