Oregon Anti-Dredging Bill
March 2011 by Scott HarnSB 765...would tax suction gold dredgers by charging a $50 annual fee for in-state dredgers and a whopping $2,500 fee for out-of-state dredgers for each county where the miner intends to dredge.
If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.
Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
• Big win by a California suction gold dredger
• Administration locks up another popular gold mining area
• BLM creates de facto wilderness without Congressional approval
• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
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.
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
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