Record $11 Million Fine for California Mine
July 2013 by Associated PressState regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.
...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.
Somehow the Bureau of Land Management seems to have forgotten that they work for the people.
Modoc County, California, is the latest county to use emergency powers to declare a state of emergency in order to take control of roads and trails away from federal agencies.
“When dealing with federal agencies...”
Republican legislators say the funding is necessary to protect state interests...
He certainly wasn’t afraid of a fight or a court battle, and he didn’t back away from calling out those who tried to compromise the rights of miners.
• Settlement hearings
• Fighting back
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