Latest news on the dredge mining front is that we now have both a court ordered AND legislative ban on dredge mining. But - both could be temporary. We are in home stretch in the courts, but we have to keep our hard working (already underpaid) attorneys paid!!! Between the coalition of Tribes, fishermen, and conservation groups and miners there are now 6 legal actions consolidated in one court.…
Yesterday Governor Brown signed a budget trailer bill that removes the sunset date on the current suction dredge moratorium. Although the bill language does not grant a permanent ban on dredging, it does ban it until Fish and Game can develop a program that 1) is self financing 2) mitigates or…Read More
This week Gov Brown will consider AB 120. This bill includes language extending the current suction dredge moratorium another five years.
Urge Gov. Brown to sign the bill and keep suction dredge language intact!
You can email governor from this site: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php
Or better…Read More
Yesterday, the California legislature approved AB 120, the budget trailer bill that extends the current dredging moratorium for 5 more years or until all significant impacts are mitigated and permit fees cover program costs. The main budget bill, which has language that prohibits any further…Read More
I have been updating you all for some time about CA Fish and Game's process to revise rules about Dredge Mining - and I told you how the newly proposed rules did little to stop the miners from destroying our fisheries and water quality. Well this week the CA Assembly and Senate subcommittees that…Read More
A good to way to help us to stop Miners from Sucking is to comment - by tomorrow at 5, on CA Fish and Game's newly proposed regulations and draft environmental review.
Send project leader Mark Stopher an email right now [[email protected]] and tell him that the proposed regulations fail shot of…Read More