Venezuela’s Chavez Halts Mining Projects
November 2005 by Associated PressVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government has decided to review and possibly cancel all mining concessions, and stop issuing new ones to foreign companies.
It was a milestone day in the battle to maintain the rights of miners to dredge on federal mining claims in California.
In our April and May 2001 issues we reported on the administrative hearings involving the 16-to-1 Mine and their fight against countless MSHA citations, many of which seemed to be driven by inspectors following their own agenda.
Siskiyou Regional Education Project (SREP) v. US Forest Service was appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; the Karuk's have abandoned their latest request for emergency regulations in California; and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board seeking comments "to protect stream and wetland systems."
The mining district is more than 110 years old, but the two recreational mining areas are new. The State of Alaska designated the Petersville Recreational Mining Area within the past year and the Alaska Gold Mining Camp is not much older, so you can expect to find some unmined ground!
• Salmon populations and the ESA
• Miners need to get involved in Utah
While researching this latest citation I was referred to Public Lands for the People (PLP) in California...
• Trash full of cash
• Auditors audit the auditors
• I smell bacon
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