Pacific Island Gov'ts Focus on Undersea Mining
February 2000 by Associated PressPacific Island nations have started devising regulatory laws to help create a new industry in this near-resourceless region: mining the sea floor.
The story is similar to what has played out over the past several years. The Karuk Tribe of northern California, with the support of several environmental and fishing groups, sues the California Department of Fish & Game in an attempt to stop suction gold dredging in the state. At the same time, they find a state legislator sympathetic to their cause and persuade the legislator to introduce a bill to stop suction gold dredging.
Despite a drop in emerald production in Colombia, “green fever” still burns among miners who yearn to find a stone big or pure enough to answer all their worldy needs.
It was not the scenery that attracted Vancouver-based Hawthorne Gold Corp. to the area, but rather the opportunity to gain control of projects with the ability to enter into production in the relatively near future...
The Province of British Columbia, one of mining’s most active venues, has just issued a clear warning call to all miners that regulatory changes are on the way, and they may not be welcome ones…
Within your local area there is a store where you can find all sorts of handy tools for your gold mining enterprises, and at bargain basement prices.
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If there was one theme underlying many of last month’s headlines, it was millions of people on the march. Throughout France, students, union leaders and run-of-the-mill rioters created havoc as millions marched to protest a new law that would give employers the right to dismiss unsatisfactory youthful employees during their first two years of service.
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