January 2017 by Scott HarnWe will be bringing the first of several bills that were requested by Congress during a previous MMAC trip and presenting maps depicting all the MMAC-assisted Mining Districts.
To reach this goal, our federal government would need to designate another 45.7 million acres as protected lands every year.
All 28 groups listed agree that Section 402 of the Clean Water Act does not apply and no dredge miner should be asking a state or federal agency for such a permit.
Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
• Resolution Copper project moves closer to fruition in Arizona
- November elections
- Anti-mining ballot initiative rejected in Montana
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
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