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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120

California Destroys Another Prospecting Business


His small business managed to pump millions of dollars over the years into the California economy.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California suction dredging
• House shows support for public land use
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Jury: Gov't Rightfully Seized 1933 Gold Coins


The verdict capped an unusual civil case that combined history, coin collecting and whether the $20 “double eagles” ever legally left the US Mint.

Can't We Just Do Something?


We know we lack critical minerals. We know the causes. We know the need. We have the knowledge we need right now. Why can’t we just take action and fix the problem?

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Battle continues in the "Golden State"
• California Water Board needs your comments
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Legislative and Regulatory Update


• More roadblocks to dredging in California
• Two Oregon Sheriffs challenge Forest Service authority
• Gold is money

Dredge Mining—Current Situation in Idaho


Tomten concedes the scenario of federal environmental agents swooping in on river dredges near historic mining towns like Idaho City, Rocky Bar or Placerville remains unlikely.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Some good news for a change
• New 49ers win Karuk appeal
• Another Oregon bill of concern
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Suction Dredging Update for California & Idaho


The Disappearance of State Mining Departments


Unfortunately, mining is politically unpopular and support of the mining industry, no matter how many jobs it brings to a state, even in times of difficult financial need, is never popular among politicians of any stripe.

Proposed Regulations for California Suction Dredging


One of the most asinine proposals in the SEIR is to require miners to state when and where they will be dredging. This information would be accessible to the public, which would make them prime candidates for getting their homes burglarized while they are out mining.
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Charles P. Watson, Chief Geologist

5th Circuit Ruling May Benefit Miners


This ruling comes at an opportune time, just as suction dredge miners are dealing with new proposed regulations in several western states. Be sure to cite this case when you provide comments on the regulations!

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Oregon dredging bill defeated
• California bill would exempt dredgers from permitting
• Possible ESA listing
• Washington State tries to impose more fees on miners

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Idaho maintains control
• Enough wilderness already
• Restraining the EPA
• Republicans on the attack
• DOI requests hard rock royalty
• New Forest Service plans
• Bill supporting small miners
• New mercury emission regs
• Latest info on California suction dredging
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Oregon Anti-Dredging Bill


SB 765...would tax suction gold dredgers by charging a $50 annual fee for in-state dredgers and a whopping $2,500 fee for out-of-state dredgers for each county where the miner intends to dredge.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• Backdoor Wild Lands order
• PLP reports on latest dredge lawsuit
• Massive lands bill avoided
• No cap and trade for now
• RS-2477 rights affirmed

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California suction dredgers had better prepare for battle
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Oregon Miners Take DEQ to Court, Again


Since 2005, a group representing a handful of Oregon and Washington mining organizations, centered around the Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) and the Waldo Mining District (WMD), have been actively fighting the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) over their then new “700PM Suction Dredge Mining Permit.”

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• The good, the bad, and the ugly
• California and Oregon dredge permits

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