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Alaska: Large-Scale Mining Can Be Done Right

"As elected leaders of the State of Alaska, we want you to know that Alaska is open to investment from those who seek to develop our state's natural resources safely and responsibly..."

Government Takes Land for Open Space

Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.
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SB 838 and the Future of Mining in Oregon

The verbage is SB 838 is vague and ambiguous to say the least. As a result, there is quite a bit of misinformation floating around the rumor mills.

New Mining Regulations in Maine

Renewed interest in mining of gold, silver, copper and other metals in Aroostook County's Bald Mountain triggered 2012 legislation requiring the overhaul of the state's two-decade-old mining regulations.

Comstock Mining Gets Approval

The approval, which affects 87 acres on the south end of Silver City, allows the company to move forward with exploration to determine the area's mining potential.
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Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Big win by a California suction gold dredger
• Administration locks up another popular gold mining area
• BLM creates de facto wilderness without Congressional approval

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• California dredging update
• Study: Sage grouse does not need protection
• Tennessee enacts harsh new gold prospecting regulations
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Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Show of support needed for anti-EPA bills
• Arizona mining data now online
• California suction dredge hearings
• Update on Forest Service abuse in Washington

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• No Adventure Pass needed
• Supreme Court of Canada rules on aboriginal title claims
• No agreement reached in suction gold dredge permitting case

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Settlement hearings
• Fighting back
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Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Idaho miners will challenge new EPA permit at rally
• California proposes to amend definition of a suction dredge
• Proposed rule redefines "navigable waters"

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Bill to address Forest Service Travel Management restrictions
• Suction gold dredging challenge finally under way
• EPA nullification bill fails in Idaho
• Another bad bill

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Idaho continues toward elimination of EPA suction dredging regulations
• EPA makes preemptive strike against Alaska mine
• Proposed Mines Act permit fees
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Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Idaho challenges EPA regulations
• California suction gold dredging

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Not so happy birthday
• Even more support for the PLP

Legislative and Regulatory Update

• Pacific Legal Foundation joins effort to overturn California dredging moratorium
• PLP fund drive continues

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.


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