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.
There are currently three controlling agencies or entities over suction dredging in California—and you can make that four if the state legislature decides to further muddy the waters with additional legislation to block suction gold dredging in the state.
• Governors push back on Biden’s public lands acquisition plan
• Biden’s incoming administration has green agenda
• Habitat definition finalized
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.
• Oregon dredging bill defeated
• California bill would exempt dredgers from permitting
• Possible ESA listing
• Washington State tries to impose more fees on miners
• BLM claim fees rise
• Critical minerals bill
• Sage-grouse habitat
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