MMAC & PLP Update
July 2016 by Scott Harn…what I’d like to focus on in this update is the assistance they provided to a suction gold dredger in Idaho being harassed by an environmental group.
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
Judge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
In the meeting, we presented Ms. Skalski with the various court cases from the 9th Circuit Court on these settled law cases and she was mortified.
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
- Massive 660-page lands bill passed in the Senate
• Anti-dredging bill SB 637 passes
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
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