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.
Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.
Recently, a left-leaning Arizona federal judge, James Soto, who is an Obama appointee, shut down a proposed copper mining project for the flimsiest of reasons. He basically disregarded and rewrote federal mining law.
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…
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
• Republican bill would reopen Grand Canyon withdrawal
• Obama recommends additional fees and taxes on miners
Manderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
In the meantime, we will continue our multi-pronged approach to seek regulatory relief at the federal level while supporting those court cases that are built on a strong legal foundation.
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