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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• BLM claim fees rise
• Critical minerals bill
• Sage-grouse habitat

It's the Bottom of the Ninth—And Not Just for California


If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Comment deadlines approaching for frog listings and habitat
• EPA seeks more control
• Comments due in Washington
• California dredging moratorium
• PLF sues to delist polar bear
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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Judge refuses to grant preliminary injuction to end suction gold dredging moratorium in California
• Proposed listing of Yellow-legged frog and Yosemite Toad in northern California

EPA Tries to Intimidate Alaskan Miners


Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has ordered an investigation of the recent raids, saying he will not tolerate a state agency's participation in the sort of conduct displayed.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Comment period extended for frog habitat
• Tennessee permits for gold prospecting
• California dredging injunction and restraining order hearing
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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Oregon passes SB 838
• Meanwhile, in California

Fighting and Winning Without a Lawyer


This article may not be as interesting as someone describing a big nugget find in Australia...but right now the biggest obstacle to mining is our government.

Court Says Emergency Rule in California Unjustified


Superior Court Judge Karen L. Dixon granted the temporary restraining order on July 3, 2013.
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Annual Claim Fees Due September 3, 2013


Because September 1 falls on a Sunday this year; and Monday, September 2, is a holiday, the BLM will accept yearly filings through September 3.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Hearing date moved up for preliminary injunction for California suction dredging
• Anti-mining bills in Oregon lead to recall effort

Study Confirms Mercury Levels Safe in California's Gold Country


While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
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Record $11 Million Fine for California Mine


State regulators imposed a record $11 million fine on the operators of a gold mine in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Two million acres of proposed habitat
• Last chance for Nevada claim refunds
• California suction gold dredging update

Nevada Mining Tax Cap Repeal Clears Committee


An Assembly panel approved a measure to repeal the constitutional tax cap on net proceeds paid by mining companies in Nevada.
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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Battle continues in Oregon
• Stop annexation in Southern California
• EPA ignores Supreme Court ruling with new Idaho permit
• Alaska sues Feds to restore access rights
• California dredgers await next big court date

Contact Information for Oregon Senators


Phone or email these Senators and politely express your thoughts and opinions on the pending legislation. (See Legislative and Regulatory Update for more information on the pending legislation.)

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• EPA investigated for environmental ties
• Hundreds of miners show up to rally at Oregon State Capitol
• DOI nominee would be bad for miners
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Selenium, Mercury and Suction Dredging—Studies Contradict CA State Water Resources Board


Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging

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