Significant Progress for California Suction Gold Dredgers
January 2015 by Ron KliewerIt was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by opponents of a Tucson-area mine that had accused the US Forest Service of violating two federal laws in its handling of the mine issue.
• EPA rule blocked
...we packed up our two dredges and headed for our claim about an hour away on the South Fork of the Clearwater to dredge openly in opposition to the EPA.
In May, 2016, the Andersons received a letter from Steve Niemela at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife requesting access to their property to conduct surveys for “foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians.”
- WOTUS rule finalized
- Reminder on new claim fees
Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) founder Joe Martori met with Jim Scrivner, the Bureau of Land Management Deputy State Director of Energy and Minerals in Sacramento, California...
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.
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