SB 838 and the Salem Witch Hunt
December 2015 by Tom KitcharIn every sense, this was a witch hunt with a preconceived agenda to heavily restrict or outright prohibit most small-scale mining in Oregon.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
• "Recreational" mining bills in Washington State
• Three more national monuments
- Proposed budget for EPA
- California SB 1222
- 640 million acres and counting
- Gold and silver bullion
- New Deputy Secretary of Interior
- Case against dredger allowed to proceed
• ESA changes for the better
We have learned over the years, of course, that “previous development,” “roadless,” and “local support,” are in the mind of the beholder.
US uranium mines produced less than 174,000 pounds in 2019, according to the February Energy Information Administration report. That’s down from 4.9 million pounds in 2014.
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