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.
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.
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
• Nevada proposal to cap tax deductions for mining businesses stalls
• NEPA gets a much needed update
• Army Corps to release review of Pebble Mine
Bottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!
• "Recreational" mining bills in Washington State
• Three more national monuments
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
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