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MMAC & PLP Update

We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.

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Uphill Battle Continues for California Dredgers


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.

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• Comments needed on another BLM management plan
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Oregon Dredge Permit Litigation Update


In other words, just like those that move next to an airport and then complain about the noise, Mr. Riskedahl deliberately went out of his way to “witness and document the effects of suction dredge mining,” and when he found some, he was annoyed by it!

BLM Cancels 10-Million-Acre Sage Grouse Mineral Withdrawal


The very way it was done at the time didn’t give one much confidence in the objectivity and honesty of the BLM study.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


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  • Case against dredger allowed to proceed

MMAC Update


One caller wondered why he should be required to join MMAC, asked why MMAC was not a non-profit, and compared it to some kind of extortion attempt. If he had questions like these, I assume there are others with similar questions and I will address them here.

Significant Progress for California Suction Gold Dredgers


It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.

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