Small Miner Beats Forest Service in Court
January 2013 by Scott HarnThomas Tierney has been a long-time subscriber to ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal and has read about the many battles between miners and overzealous regulators. Then he faced his own battle.
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• Even more support for the PLP
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
The $800 million project will provide 300 jobs during production. It will be the only US mine where nickel is the primary targeted mineral, with about 360 million pounds to be extracted.
For now, MSHA is just collecting information. However, the information it collects will shape what comes next.
After many decades of closures, land-use restrictions, and over-regulation, miners and all other public land users may finally see some real relief due to the efforts of MMAC.
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