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Obama Administration Moves to Block Mining Near Yellowstone

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.

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Comments Needed On Pebble Project Draft EIS


If you do not have the time to read the entire document, I would suggest starting with the Executive Summary that begins on page 80.

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SB 838 and the Salem Witch Hunt


In every sense, this was a witch hunt with a preconceived agenda to heavily restrict or outright prohibit most small-scale mining in Oregon.

Small Miner Beats Forest Service in Court


Thomas Tierney has been a long-time subscriber to ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal and has read about the many battles between miners and overzealous regulators. Then he faced his own battle.

Mining Districts and Community Outreach


You have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?

Update: People v. Rinehart


The law is on our side, but we’ve seen some crazy rulings coming out of courtrooms lately. I believe Rinehart will win his case, but then we move on to the State Water Resources Control Board.

PLP and MMAC Update


Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) founder Joe Martori met with Jim Scrivner, the Bureau of Land Management Deputy State Director of Energy and Minerals in Sacramento, California...

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