Year: 2019

New case on dredging being presented to the Supreme Court

We have been talking about the Bohmker case in Oregon for some time now which is being presented to the United States Supreme Court. We had the privilege of meeting Josh Bohmker and his two children this past weekend at the Fresno GPAA gold show and would like to introduce him to everyone.   Josh […]

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Idaho enviro’s produce video on suction dredging

Friends of the Clearwater have produced their version of how bad suction dredging is, even though fisheries biologists, studies and science conclusively prove the benefits of dredging to fisheries and plan to show this video to the public.  The meeting, open to the public is in Moscow Idaho on March 25th 7-9pm at the 1912 […]

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Roaring camp week winner in Arizona!

We wanted to take a minute and thank Roaring Camp for the fantastic donation of a week at their gold camp in California. We held a raffle down in Phoenix this past weekend at the GPAA gold show and announced the winner. Boy was she excited when we called her name. Thank you Kim, Mike, […]

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Supreme court to decide whether Clean Water Act regulates groundwater

From our friends at Pacific Legal Foundation: The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, in which PLF filed a friend-of-the-court brief. This case is about whether the Clean Water Act regulates pollution that reaches surface water by means of groundwater. If it does, as the Ninth Circuit Court […]

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Mining law video from Tom Kitchar, Waldo Mining District

We wanted to repost a video from our good friend Tom Kitchar from the Waldo Mining District up in Oregon. Tom is leading the fight with the Bohmker suction dredge case many of us are supporting and hopefully will be going to the United States Supreme Court. This is a great video and we encourage […]

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Trump appoints judge to 9th Circuit in CA

9th Circuit gets another Trump-picked judge after White House bypasses consultation with Dems – birdpuk Posted on February 27, 2019 by Doug Knowles | No Comments The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Trump’s nominee to be a judge on the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a party-line vote — and, in a historic snub, […]

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Landmark decision in Idaho on rule making by agencies

From Pacific Legal Foundation webpage          pacificlegal.org Unelected bureaucrats hold tremendous power over us, thanks to decades of Congress delegating evermore authority subject to the vaguest of constraints. However, Congress has imposed some checks on federal bureaucrats to ensure a modicum of democratic accountability over the administrative state. One of those checks […]

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Call to action: Dear President Trump

We have penned another letter we are now sending again on a weekly basis to President Trump below. We are also including, along with the letter, a link to a webpage which lists all of the Congressmen in the country. All you have to do is enter your zip code and you can forward (copy […]

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Another 1.7 million acres planned for closure in Arizona

OK, they are at it in Arizona again.   The Southern Arizona Congressman is expected to unveil legislation that seeks to authorize a permanent 1.7 million acre land grab in Northern Arizona and permanently prohibit mining and other multiple-use activities on this massive swath of land.   From our friend Marjorie at Free Range Report. […]

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Montana miner loses in court with USFS

This is an interesting story out of Montana as Kerby Jackson points out:   “Not really an unexpected outcome, unfortunately, as these are Post-1955 claims due to a relocation in the 1980’s. Based on my reading of the administrative record, Kornec got screwed by BLM back in the 80’s after their refusal to recognize the […]

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