Time to File Claims in Southern California
December 2015 by Ron KliewerBottom line for you fellow miners: file your claims now in these areas or risk being forever locked out!
• Bills introduced to stop federal management of greater sage grouse
• WOTUS under review
• Congressional Review Act
The law is on our side, but we’ve seen some crazy rulings coming out of courtrooms lately. I believe Rinehart will win his case, but then we move on to the State Water Resources Control Board.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
• Oregon passes SB 838
• Meanwhile, in California
During discussions with other property rights advocates and members of the current administration, Karen Budd-Falen’s name was mentioned many times as a possible director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
On July 4, we are reminded of the sacrifices our Founding Fathers made to establish this great country of ours, and in that spirit, the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) has created a draft Declaration of Miners.And MMAC has been hard at work writing a bill, with the unwavering support of several members of Congress, to reaffirm the rights of miners operating in traditional mining districts.
A two-pronged approach is necessary to restore suction dredging; federal preemption needs to be established as addressed above via petition; and clarification from the EPA is needed to establish that no Section 402 permit is necessary when there is no “addition” of a pollutant.
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