Obama Administration Moves to Block Mining Near Yellowstone
January 2017 by Associated PressRepublicans and industry representatives have criticized the administration’s eleventh-hour actions to limit development and promised to seek their reversal once Obama leaves office.
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For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
Public Lands for the People is working on a Miner's Bill of Rights with the support of several members of Congress.
Since 2005, a group representing a handful of Oregon and Washington mining organizations, centered around the Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) and the Waldo Mining District (WMD), have been actively fighting the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) over their then new “700PM Suction Dredge Mining Permit.”
Judge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
Casperson said he is not worried about businesses subverting the language in the bill because the DEQ would still have the authority to halt the new construction if it is deemed environmentally unsound.
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