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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• New, damning revelations about Biden nominee to head BLM

Reminder: Annual Claim Filings and Fees Due


Mining claimants who wish to retain their mining claims on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands through the 2022 assessment year must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1, 2021, to prevent forfeiture.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Actions speak louder than words
• Biden nominee for BLM director has ties to eco-terrorist groups

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Biden administration considers ban on new mining
• 30 x 30 Termination Act

Opinion: Another Attack on Oregon’s Rural Communities


Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Governors push back on Biden’s public lands acquisition plan

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Haaland confirmed as head of Department of Interior
• Proposed bills aim to lock up millions of acres of public lands
• Recall election could have implications for dredgers in California

Administration Offers Up Conflicting Goals and Executive Orders


To reach this goal, our federal government would need to designate another 45.7 million acres as protected lands every year.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Additional access restrictions proposed in Arizona
• Oregon senators introduce bill to place state rivers and streams off-limits

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Resolution Copper project moves closer to fruition in Arizona

Minnesota Lawmakers Move to Stop New Mines


Companion bills set to be proposed by state lawmakers and US Rep. Betty McCollum seek to block copper mining on federal lands…

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Biden’s incoming administration has green agenda
• Habitat definition finalized

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Charles P. Watson, Chief Geologist

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Nevada miners get reprieve
• Georgia Senate race may set the stage for mining regulations
• New Executive Order on critical minerals
• Interior Department makes adjustments to LWCF

National Forest Closures in California


I found I could not go prospecting in areas where I did not have a mining claim and the Forest Service thought my mere presence was a danger to the forest.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Pendley nomination withdrawn but will remain BLM director for now
• Comments needed for Midas Gold project in Idaho

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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Nevada proposal to cap tax deductions for mining businesses stalls
• NEPA gets a much needed update
• Army Corps to release review of Pebble Mine

Reminder: Annual Claim Filings Due


Mining claimants who wish to retain their mining claims on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands through the 2021 assessment year must pay a maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate on or before September 1…

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• US Supreme Court declines to hear dredging controversy
• Why Senate Bill S3422 is bad for America
• Comment deadline extended for new California dredging regulations

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Seeking The Truth—A Letter From the Editor


Legislative and Regulatory Update


• New California suction gold dredging regulations released—and they are just as bad as we predicted
• Dredgers file US Supreme Court response in Oregon case
• Washington State pushes same suction gold dredging narrative
• Pentagon reverses decision on rare earth projects

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