Professional Equipment for Serious Detectorists!

Resources

Miner's News

Washington State miners needed for hearing on HB 1162 February 12th

February 10, 2015

by Scott Harn
Editor/Publisher
ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal

_______________

HB 1162, a bill proposed by environmental group "Fish Not Gold" (www.fishnotgold.org), would mandate another study on in-stream mining and would establish a moratorium on suction dredging in Washington State beginning in 2016. And if the bill passes, new rules based upon the study results would begin in 2017.

HB 1162 would create a committee of environmentalists, tribal members and regulatory employees appointed by the director of Washington Fish & Wildlife with little representation from miners to force new, unjustified regulations upon small-scale miners in the state.

A hearing on HB 1162 has been scheduled for Thursday, February 12 in front of the House Agriculture & Natural Resource Committee at 1:30pm in House Hearing Room B, John O'Brien Bldg, 504 15th Ave SE, in Olympia.

All suction gold dredgers and other in-stream miners in Washington State would be impacted and are encouraged to attend if possible.  Don't miss your opportunity to be heard.

Links: If you cannot attend, please provide them with some constructive comments via this online link.

View an online sample issue

Advertisements

Spearheading the return to reasonable regulation
Garrett Electronics - trusted by real miners & prospectors!
Precious Metals Recovery plants and equipment
Fine Gold Recovery Equipment
Fighting to keep public lands open to the public
Specializing in the processing of precious metal ores!
Watch prospecting shows on your computer right now
Free Online Sample Issue