Legislation & Regulation
- 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...
• Conformation for some
• Congress canceling regulations
This will provide the opportunity to meet with many of the members of Congress in a more informal setting at several meetings, luncheons and dinners. And we have been offered the chance to meet with President Trump’s staff.
One caller wondered why he should be required to join MMAC, asked why MMAC was not a non-profit, and compared it to some kind of extortion attempt. If he had questions like these, I assume there are others with similar questions and I will address them here.
• Trump cabinet forming
• Last minute regulations
• California suction dredging