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Retired Geologist Warned Public of Pending EPA Disaster

Retired geologist Dave Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, predicted the disaster in a letter published by the Silverton Standard a week before it occurred.

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Comments Needed On Pebble Project Draft EIS


If you do not have the time to read the entire document, I would suggest starting with the Executive Summary that begins on page 80.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • Administration issues proposals to fix mining access and permitting
  • Online “webinar” and request for comments for proposed Forest Service NEPA revisions

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act

Significant Progress for California Suction Gold Dredgers


It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Idaho maintains control
• Enough wilderness already
• Restraining the EPA
• Republicans on the attack
• DOI requests hard rock royalty
• New Forest Service plans
• Bill supporting small miners
• New mercury emission regs
• Latest info on California suction dredging

Mining Districts: A Short Review of Legal Authorities


Mining Districts are the private regulatory authority granted by Congress recognized to regulate the mineral lands held by the United States and for the disposal to citizens of the United States, by means of development and potentially perfected by patent.

Proposed Regulations for California Suction Dredging


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.

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