December 2016 by Scott HarnAfter many decades of closures, land-use restrictions, and over-regulation, miners and all other public land users may finally see some real relief due to the efforts of MMAC.
Each separate Mining District is a federally recognized entity. There are huge advantages—picture yourself going to an oversight meeting where 2, 3, 4, or even more Mining District representatives have obtained voting positions on the board.
Within 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.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
Somehow the Bureau of Land Management seems to have forgotten that they work for the people.
There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before you apply for a suction dredge permit from the State Water Resources Control Board.
If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.
• Our Federal Landlord
• One down, two to go
• Challenging timing windows in Washington State
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