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.
• ESA changes for the better
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
• Change is coming at Interior
• Interior Department seeking public comment regarding minerals
All of which brings us back to the question of why we rely so heavily on China in the first place. America’s economy is heavily dependent upon energy and telecommunications, but does that require Chinese manufacturing? Clearly not.
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