Taking on the EPA, Sasquatch, Ratchilla and Gold Dredging
September 2014 by Shannon Poe...we packed up our two dredges and headed for our claim about an hour away on the South Fork of the Clearwater to dredge openly in opposition to the EPA.
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues
• Hike in mining claim fees
• Hearing on suction gold dredging in California
• Interior wants mining reform
In May, 2016, the Andersons received a letter from Steve Niemela at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife requesting access to their property to conduct surveys for “foothill yellow-legged frogs and other amphibians.”
- Bernhardt confirmed
- State of Montana to appeal Rock Creek decision
- WOTUS rule finalized
- Reminder on new claim fees
NOI or POO for small backhoe
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts • Ask the Experts • Gully Prospecting and Mining • Wilfley Tables—Repair, Rebuild & Set Up • Designing and Evaluating Placer Gold Recovery Plants • Finding Streams of Gold • This is Why You Check Your Tailings • Lode or Placer: What Difference Does It Make? • New Rules to Impact the Lease/Buy Decision • There's a First Time for Everyone • Appeals Court OKs Permits for Upper Peninsula Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices