November 2016 by Scott HarnWithin these districts, some of the roads and trails have been reopened for access, critical habitat designations have been scaled back, and a few Mining Districts were completely removed from proposed withdrawals.
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
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.
“The evidence is clear—mineral deposits alone are not enough to attract precious commodity investment dollars...”
Republicans and industry representatives have criticized the administration’s eleventh-hour actions to limit development and promised to seek their reversal once Obama leaves office.
• PLP continues the fight for miners' rights
• Oregon miners fight back
• Bills address strategic minerals
This article may not be as interesting as someone describing a big nugget find in Australia...but right now the biggest obstacle to mining is our government.
• Two million acres of proposed habitat
• Last chance for Nevada claim refunds
• California suction gold dredging update
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