ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal offers discounted PLP membership
January 6, 2015by Scott Harn
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal
---------------In order to support Public Lands for the People in the ongoing fight to restore suction gold dredging in California and other court cases currently being litigated, ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal is offering a $10 incentive to encourage you to join or renew your membership with PLP.
A one-year PLP individual membership is normally $35. You can get a one-year subscription to our monthly publication for $27.95 and include $25 for a PLP membership and we’ll contribute the additional $10 for your one-year PLP membership. If you already have a subcription you can certainly choose to add another year to your subscription to take advantage of this offer.
This offer is available online here or you can give us a call at (831) 479-1500 if you prefer. (Online orders for this offer need to be processed manually -- so please give us a few days to complete the order.)
The board members of PLP are committed to seeing suction gold dredging reinstated in California and Judge Gilbert Ochoa is already on the record stating he will rule in favor of the miners on the federal preemption argument. Judge Ochoa is supposed to issue the ruling within the next few days.
In layman's terms, federal mining law preempts state law. The State of California cannot ban the only economical method of gold recovery -- suction gold dredging -- on federal mining claims, and the judge agrees on this point.
PLP is running critically low on funds to pay their attorneys and it would be a travesty to abandon the case when we are so close to a victory!