Sage-Grouse Listing Denied
February 2005 by Scott HarnThe federal government decided not to add the greater sage-grouse to the list of endangered species. A listing would certainly have resulted in countless new restrictions across the Western states.
State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.
On Labor Day weekend, September 1st and 2nd, two days of furious, almost non-stop panning went on.
Q: What's the difference between a header box and a crash box?
The story is similar to what has played out over the past several years. The Karuk Tribe of northern California, with the support of several environmental and fishing groups, sues the California Department of Fish & Game in an attempt to stop suction gold dredging in the state. At the same time, they find a state legislator sympathetic to their cause and persuade the legislator to introduce a bill to stop suction gold dredging.
• Pouring money down an artsy drain...
• Big government gets even bigger
• California leads the way...to financial ruin
Carson Culp, Assistant Director of Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection for BLM, sent out an internal memorandum to all state BLM directors to clarify rules pertaining to gas-powered drywashers.
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