More Fiddling While Forests Burn
December 2019 by Greg Walcher
Logging on federal land plummeted—over 84% since the 1980s. And that management tool was replaced with—nothing.
- New Deputy Secretary of Interior
- Case against dredger allowed to proceed
Washington’s decision to bar new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and other federal policies on energy and resource issues are barriers holding back Arizona and its residents from prosperity, Governor Jan Brewer told a congressional hearing March 16.
• Hike in mining claim fees
• Hearing on suction gold dredging in California
• Interior wants mining reform
Suction dredging court cases in California linger on
• Bill to address Forest Service Travel Management restrictions
• Suction gold dredging challenge finally under way
• EPA nullification bill fails in Idaho
• Another bad bill
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.
- Administration issues proposals to fix mining access and permitting
- Online “webinar” and request for comments for proposed Forest Service NEPA revisions
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