Legislation & Regulation
Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (MMAC) founder Joe Martori met with Jim Scrivner, the Bureau of Land Management Deputy State Director of Energy and Minerals in Sacramento, California...
• Critical minerals a priority
• Montana miners win again
• MSHA backs down
• Environmental groups as foreign agents
- EPA declines to impose additional regulations and financial requirements on hardrock miners
- “Baffling” ruling in suction gold dredging court case
- EPA ends "sue and settle"
- Sage grouse mineral withdrawal cancelled
The very way it was done at the time didn’t give one much confidence in the objectivity and honesty of the BLM study.
- PLF sues over critical habitat
- Attorney General ends EPA slush fund
I hope this case inspires some of you. It shows that miners can and do succeed when they are persistent and well-prepared, even when representing themselves against state and federal attorneys in a court of law.
- Reminder: Annual claim fees due September 1, 2017
- Update on California suction gold dredging
America’s premier source of strategic REEs were regulated out of business and 300 employees lost their jobs. For almost fifteen years America has been dependent on the communist Chinese cartel.
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
- Welcome changes in Washington, DC
- Giving power back to the people
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
We spent our evening at some informal get-togethers at two private residences in the DC area, which provided the opportunity to talk with staff members from Congress, other agencies, and a few consultants working on public land issues. We found common ground with many of them, and found a strong ally in a former Congressman turned consultant who agreed that Mining Districts provide the smartest legal route...