The Disappearance of State Mining Departments
May 2011 by Chris RalphUnfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.
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.
- Bishop and Curtis seek to rein in Antiquities Act abuses
- Lands bill signed by President Trump
• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues
His small business managed to pump millions of dollars over the years into the California economy.
They want to close our roads on public land (built by taxpayer funds) to keep us and our disabled veterans out. And it won’t stop with just mining.
We can’t say it wasn’t expected. The California Department of Fish & Game released revised suction gold dredging regulations on February 17, 2012, and it’s obvious the agency wants to make life as difficult as possible for dredgers.
• Oregon proposed withdrawal
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