September 2018 by Scott Harn
We are in the planning stages for our next trip to DC. Clark and I are looking at returning after the mid-term elections, probably around the end of November or early December, to continue discussions with members of Congress…
• Big win by a California suction gold dredger
• Administration locks up another popular gold mining area
• BLM creates de facto wilderness without Congressional approval
We now have supporters who are well known and connected in Washington, DC, and who state they will assist us in bypassing lower level staffers and getting us face-to-face meetings with Senators.
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
- DOI to address threatened species
- 141 Confirmations still pending
- California withdrawals canceled
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
...we packed up our two dredges and headed for our claim about an hour away on the South Fork of the Clearwater to dredge openly in opposition to the EPA.
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