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Sixteen to One Takes on MSHA

Letter from Sixteen to One President Mike Miller to Congressman Wally Herger (Chico) requesting a Congressional investigation into the activities of the Mine Safety and Health Administration

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• BLM proposed budget asks for funds for mining restrictions
• Oregon bill 838
• California suction gold dredging update

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California piles on the taxes
• Cap and trade passes House
• EPA to address bonding
• Clean Water Restoration Act

The Golden Highway—Amador County


Leaving sprawling Calaveras County, California, and heading north, the next county along the Golden Highway (Hwy 49) is tiny Amador County. Packed into it’s roughly twenty-five mile stretch of the historical roadway are some of the most charming, scenic towns that will be encountered along the whole way. This stretch was also home to some of the richest gold placers during the gold rush, a fact not lost on those who still try their hand at panning and dredging today.

Melman on Gold & Silver


I believe gold and silver prices, to at least some extent, negatively mirror the society's confidence in the ability of government to continue providing economic and social services.

The Suction Gold Dredging Fight Continues in California


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.

PLP Interim Rule Raffle


The Forest Service issued an Interim Rule on July 9, 2004, to require a Notice of Intent or Plan for mining activities that cause little or no disturbance to public lands under Forest Service jurisdiction.

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