Current Legislation

Update on the hearing at the Capital on SB1222

From the desk of Shannon Poe, President, AMRA:   I’ll get to the meat of what transpired at the state capital yesterday shortly, but first of all would like to thank many who supported this bill and the immense amount

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California SB1222 hearings this Monday and Wednesday, you NEED to be there

SB1222, a clarification bill on small scale mining in California schedule to follow:   Click on share so people know the time(s) of these Senate hearings. Recently Facebook has been slow rolling out posts…..you can make your own decision on

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to halt the “secret science” underpinning his agency’s regulations, opening a conversation about how studies can be weaponized in favor of onerous regulations without additional scrutiny and the transparency involved in determining

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Incapable of caring for what it has, federal government continues to gobble up land

These days, Interior spends over $200 million a year buying land. That raises the perennial question: how much is enough? The government already owns 635 million acres, almost a third of the United States. That includes 250 million acres of

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CALL TO ACTION

CALL TO ACTION FOR ALL AMRA MEMBERS AND IDAHO RESIDENTS: We have long talked about RS2477 and the closure of your public roads by regulatory and management agencies. We have good news to report! Representative Priscilla Giddings of Idaho has

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AMRA

We are happy to announce our June 2nd dinner in Chino California.  It will be held at the Planes of Fame and is going to be a blast like the previous 3 dinners we’ve had.  Tickets go on sale today

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Oregon is officially out of control

I grew up in Oregon and loved that state. Over the past few decades, the state has changed politically and quite dramatically.   They have effectively, like California, banned or are attempting to ban most methods of small mining in

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An important video on water rights

This video is of an epic fight some ranchers on the Oregon/Idaho border have had with the BLM over water rights. This also brings up some very, very valuable points on small mining and water rights. We strongly urge you

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