Oregon Dredgers Receive Threats From Environmentalists
June 2004 by Scott HarnOregon dredgers have been receiving notices of intent to sue for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC).
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For many years we have been losing our rights. The main reason this has been happening is because as prospectors and miners, we tend to be loners. This trait has helped the environmental movement because...
For many years, mechanical mining in waterways was seen as an impossibility by miners, especially in the Western US. The few dredges that had been tried at various locations were generally built on designs similar to those that had been used in harbor excavation work, but it was found that they were...
A very famous quote that appears particularly relevant to the past month is one attributed to former British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. When asked what could most easily derail a government, he replied, “Events, dear boy, events.” We certainly had events in abundance this past month.
I had my heart set on finding a large nugget on this trip, and it seemed to me that pounding known patches was not likely to turn up a monster. Inevitably I would spend at least half my day wandering off...
• Occupancy rules discussed
• Comment period open for small-scale mining and dredging in Oregon
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