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.
As prospectors, we cannot just roll over and continue to ignore the shift in public land management from multiple use to national preserve.
- Massive 660-page lands bill passed in the Senate
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
America’s premier source of strategic REEs were regulated out of business and 300 employees lost their jobs. For almost fifteen years America has been dependent on the communist Chinese cartel.
- Zinke leaving office
- Property rights triumph over critical habitat says Supreme Court
- Water of the United States
Renewed interest in mining of gold, silver, copper and other metals in Aroostook County's Bald Mountain triggered 2012 legislation requiring the overhaul of the state's two-decade-old mining regulations.
Thomas 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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