MMAC & PLP Update
December 2015 by Scott HarnWe have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
• More roadblocks in southern California
• Greater Sage-grouse withdrawals
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
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.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
Retired geologist Dave Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, predicted the disaster in a letter published by the Silverton Standard a week before it occurred.
• New California suction gold dredging regulations released—and they are just as bad as we predicted
• Dredgers file US Supreme Court response in Oregon case
• Washington State pushes same suction gold dredging narrative
• Pentagon reverses decision on rare earth projects
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…
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