Tasers and Mining Don't Mix
March 2015 by Shannon PoeFirst, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.
Fishing, camping and the protection of American Indian artifacts along a 30-mile section of the North Fork of the Clearwater River outweigh the desire of placer miners to search for gold, an attorney representing the US Forest Service said.
• BLM to raise fees again
• Roadless Rule stands
• Suit filed over dredging restrictions in Washington State
• NWMA lends support
• California suction gold dredging lawsuits progressing
All 28 groups listed agree that Section 402 of the Clean Water Act does not apply and no dredge miner should be asking a state or federal agency for such a permit.
Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.
We have been playing defense for 100% of the game, and now we are finally playing some offense.
• Idaho challenges EPA regulations
• California suction gold dredging
One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
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