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Vindication for Montana Veteran Joe Robertson

Under the previous administration, the EPA declared the ditch was a federally-protected waterway, and Robertson needed a federal permit under the Clean Water Act.

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• Comment period extended for frog habitat
• Tennessee permits for gold prospecting
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Tasers and Mining Don't Mix


First, the US Forest Service does not have any authority to enforce or administer any “claim jumping” laws, period.

MMAC & PLP Update


Keep in mind there are specific steps that must be taken to get your traditional mining district organized if it has fallen into disarray.

Court Says Emergency Rule in California Unjustified


Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.

New Mining Regulations in Maine


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.

MMAC & PLP Update


Many miners have failed to exercise their rights by using the power of their Mining Districts and laws that are already on the books, such as 43 CFR 9712.1, which states…

BLM Cancels 10-Million-Acre Sage Grouse Mineral Withdrawal


The very way it was done at the time didn’t give one much confidence in the objectivity and honesty of the BLM study.

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