August 2019 issue posted
Just a reminder--the August 2019 issue is available online for those with an online subscription and the printed version is on the way to print subscribers.
William Perry Pendley elevated to Acting BLM Director
Perry has been a staunch advocate for property rights. As the former head of Mountain States Legal Foundation, he battled federal agencies on behalf of miners, ranchers, loggers and other public land users. Just three weeks after he was appointed as director of policy and programs at BLM, he was named as acting director. While with Mountain States, he and his staff of attorneys were involved in litigation against many federal agencies, including the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish & Wildlife, and the Environmental Protecting Agency, and filed numerous amicus briefs in support of miners, ranchers, farmers, loggers, public land users and private landowners. This included an amicus brief in support of California suction dredger Brandon Rinehart when the case was being considered by the US Supreme Court. Pendley is a welcome change at BLM!
August 12 deadline for comments on Forest Service NEPA proposed changes
The Forest Service has proposed changes to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, and will address fixing Travel Management Plans soon. Your comments are needed! (read full article)
Reminder: Annual claim filings due
Don't let your mining claim expire! And, several fees have increased related to claim filings. (read full article)
Public Lands for the People raffle winners
PLP announced the winners for their most recent raffle. (view winners)
Did You Know?
The price of gold has continued to climb, reaching $1,442 per troy ounce. (view metal prices)
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