Oregon Dredge Permit Litigation Update
October 2011 by Tom KitcharIn other words, just like those that move next to an airport and then complain about the noise, Mr. Riskedahl deliberately went out of his way to “witness and document the effects of suction dredge mining,” and when he found some, he was annoyed by it!
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.
The settlement did not grant an immediate approval for the project, but it did begin to clear the way for the company to apply for federal permits—a path the Obama administration previously had thwarted.
- Budd-Falen in line to become next director at BLM
- Ten national monuments slated for changes or reductions
- California adds another fee
- Bishop and Curtis seek to rein in Antiquities Act abuses
- Lands bill signed by President Trump
• Judge orders reconsideration of “bi-state” sage grouse population in California and Nevada
• Environmental groups attempt to reinstate hard rock rule
His small business managed to pump millions of dollars over the years into the California economy.
• Refunds coming to Nevada claimholders
• More wilderness proposed
• Forest Service planning rule
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