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.
Republican legislators say the funding is necessary to protect state interests...
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
You have made your presence known with the BLM or Forest Service, placed Mining District signs along the entrance points to your district, and found support with other local miners. But how do you gain popular support?
Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.
• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues
Even if the California Supreme Court had ruled in favor of Rinehart, suction dredge miners would be facing the wrath of the State Water Resources Control Board...
- Interior Department reigns in “sue and settle”
- Comments needed on Forest Service Part 228 regulations
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