Legislation & Regulation
- Budd-Falen in line to become next director at BLM
- Ten national monuments slated for changes or reductions
- California adds another fee
- PLF sues over critical habitat
- Attorney General ends EPA slush fund
“We feel that we can clean up an area that has been abandoned after 100 years of mining,” Lyon said.
- Reminder: Annual claim fees due September 1, 2017
- Update on California suction gold dredging
The settlement did not grant an immediate approval for the project, but it did begin to clear the way for the company to apply for federal permits—a path the Obama administration previously had thwarted.
- Property rights advocate in running for top BLM spot
- “Draining the swamp” at Interior
In May 2017, the district participated in a meeting with representatives from several state and federal agencies where they educated agency officials about the authority of Mining Districts, Mining Law and miner’s rights.
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
• Bills introduced to stop federal management of greater sage grouse
• WOTUS under review
• Congressional Review Act
• Conformation for some
• Congress canceling regulations
• Obama’s parting shots
• California suction dredging
• Oregon follows California’s lead
• Lawsuit coming; bill introduced to stop mining in Washington State
• President Trump halts new federal regulations
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.
Those miners present immediately recognized the benefits of becoming members of MMAC and joined up on the spot. I spent some time answering a few questions, and then the miners took over.
Republicans and industry representatives have criticized the administration’s eleventh-hour actions to limit development and promised to seek their reversal once Obama leaves office.