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Deep State Exposed on over-regulation

WOW is our reaction to this article.   We’ve long suspected unelected bureaucrats were making rules which have the same weight and force as law. Thanks to PLF, here’s the proof.   This is really groundbreaking. From Issue Insights: Is the U.S. government under the control of a shadowy group of insiders, unseen by the […]

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China says rare earth ban is coming

This could have both positive and negative effects.  The positive is perhaps President Trump will cut much of the regulation and allow the many, many miners to actually mine these minerals here in the USA. The downside is, the price for them will go up while this fight is playing out. From Zerohedge: Back in […]

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Asking permission from California

Just had to fill out extensive forms for permission {a permit} to hold a peaceful protest at the state capitol.   Apparently you must ask permission to exercise your 1st Amendment right in California.

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South Fork Clearwater tributary running like chocolate milk…but not from Mother Nature

From one of our mining buddies in Idaho: South Fork Clearwater confluence with Crooked River Oh my God! Will you look at that… Just another successful project by the Be a Perce Tribe. This is the turbidity level at the mouth of Crooked River this morning where it joins the South Fork of the Clearwater […]

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Former WildEarth Guardians Staffer and Outside Contractor Caught Embezzling From Federal and State Restoration Grants

It would appear as though this environmental group was embezzling grant money. Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday WildEarth Guardians transmitted to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Albuquerque a forensic auditor’s report which found evidence that the organization’s former restoration program director colluded with an outside contractor to overbill the state and federal grants the organization […]

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EPA’s Secret And Costly “Sue And Settle” Collusion

Sue and Settle “ practices, sometimes referred to as “friendly lawsuits”, are cozy deals through which far-left radical environmental groups file lawsuits against federal agencies wherein  court-ordered “consent decrees” are issued based upon a prearranged settlement agreement they collaboratively craft together in advance behind closed doors. Then, rather than allowing the entire process to play […]

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Montana miner back to mining after contacting AMRA

We’ve just received a call from a small-scale miner in Montana we’ve been helping for the past few months on issues he’s had with the USFS not approving his Plan of Operations (PoO).   After several years of delays and outright deceptive tactics by the USFS, AMRA and the miner had a conference call about […]

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WESTERN WATER: Judge on landowners’ plight: ‘I won’t say the word “screwed”‘

Buy some land, have water rights, then have a government agency divert your water.  An Obama appointee, Judge Elaine Kaplan (below) will decide if this is the new normal. The latest clash between federal land managers and Sagebrush Rebellion-style critics played out in tense but buttoned-up proceedings yesterday in a quiet courtroom in Washington, D.C. […]

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Wyoming Billionaire Plans To Buy Around 15% Of The Planet To Protect Its Nature

Nature is an amazing thing. It’s beautiful and amazing to study however the human race is, unfortunately, destroying it. Luckily, there are a few good souls out there trying to protect it. One man, in particular, Hansjörg Wyss. Many people have probably never even heard his name. That’s all about to change though. Who is […]

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About California suction dredge permits

We were going to announce to the small miners tomorrow about a meeting we had scheduled with the Executive Director of the California Water Board, Eileen Sobeck.   We were going to get some answers for you on the delays of the permitting program they have already said they would perform but have delayed and […]

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