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A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by opponents of a Tucson-area mine that had accused the US Forest Service of violating two federal laws in its handling of the mine issue.

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If you take the time to read the instructions that are included with a 404 permit application you will find the words “other than incidental fallback” in the application instructions.

Feds Sue California over Sales of Public Lands


They cited concerns that the Trump administration would allow more logging, oil drilling, mining or development on some of the 46 million acres controlled by the federal government in California.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


  • Reminder: Annual claim fees due September 1, 2017
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• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
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