Important call to action for all CA small miners:
SB 637 (full text below) is a bill which is presented and sponsored by Democrat Senator Ben Allen out of Santa Monica/Malibu. This misguided bill, if passed would require the water board to issue permits and regulations on suction dredging.
Next Tuesday, April 14th, this bill will be before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water at the Capitol in Sacramento. AMRA President Shannon Poe will be speaking on behalf of the small miners in CA.
It is absolutely crucial the small mining community shows up in force to oppose this bill. If you show up, you will be counted by the committee either in favor, or against this bill as written. We must have overwhelming opposition to this bill. Please, mark this date on your calendar, show up and vote against it as written.
Further information on the facts (if you are going to attend) will follow shortly. If you plan on attending, please comment below.
California State Capital building
1301 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
ROOM # 112