Suction Gold Dredge Miners Win On Federal Preemption
February 2015 by Scott HarnJudge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
Public Lands for the People is working on a Miner's Bill of Rights with the support of several members of Congress.
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Republicans and industry representatives have criticized the administration’s eleventh-hour actions to limit development and promised to seek their reversal once Obama leaves office.
Within these districts, some of the roads and trails have been reopened for access, critical habitat designations have been scaled back, and a few Mining Districts were completely removed from proposed withdrawals.
The approval, which affects 87 acres on the south end of Silver City, allows the company to move forward with exploration to determine the area's mining potential.
Modoc County, California, is the latest county to use emergency powers to declare a state of emergency in order to take control of roads and trails away from federal agencies.
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