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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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BLM removes proposed withdrawal of mineral entry to public lands

In a surprising move, the BLM has ended its plan to remove 1.3 million acres of land to mineral entry in the California desert.  This is the Trump Administration restoring our lands to the people who own it….you.   Cancellation

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A decade long study on logging in OR proves it doesn’t hurt fish habitat if done correctly

This has some far reaching conclusions which should also impact small mining.  A 10 year study on the impacts of logging has concluded that it does not harm fish of fish habitat. For the complete article, click OSU study on trout

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AMRA outing is just 7 days away!

Our first outing of the year is just a week away.!  Remember, these outings are free, are open to the public and is for Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th. New to prospecting or curious? Let us know and

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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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AMRA steps up to represent two miners in Nor Cal

9 months ago AMRA was contacted by 2 miners who were on their claim in Northern California. One man was running a sluice upstream and one man was running a high banker downstream. A DFW (Fish and Wildlife) Law Enforcement

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Miners win 100 million from Sacramento county on political influence case

Big mining companies influence politics? You bet.   Do they care if they crush a small miner? Hell no.   http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article139972108.html For the complete article, click HERE

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New bill introduced to make it a crime for non-profit to raffle a rifle

A new bill has been introduced in California which would make it a crime for any non-profit to hold a raffle where the prize is a rifle. AMRA and many, many other non-profits have held raffles where guns were a

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