PETITION FOR RULEMAKING SUBMITTED TO EPA & ARMY CORPS

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PETITION FOR RULEMAKING SUBMITTED TO EPA & ARMY CORPS

Post by Mythicalminer » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:03 pm

On August 12, 2019, a miner in Idaho (Don Smith) sent an Appeal & Petition for Rulemaking to the U.S. EPA and to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting those agencies revise their CWA regulations to clearly state that suction dredges "DO NOT ADD POLLUTANTS", and therefore cannot be regulated under Section 402 of the CWA and NPDES permitting.

Since 2005, miners in Oregon (the Eastern Oregon Mining Association and the Waldo Mining District) have been in court fighting this very issue, and last year had a hearing in the Oregon Supreme Court... who then took 14 months to reach a Decision ruling against all common sense and the miners. So much for the courts and "just-us".

After the Smith Petition was submitted, the Waldo & Galice Mining Districts drafted a Letter of Support for the Smith Petition, and 26 other mining districts, orgs, associations, businesses, along with two counties signed on. This Letter of Support was mailed Aug. 16, 2019.

A COPY OF THE SMITH APPEAL & PETITION, AND THE MINER'S LETTER OF SUPPORT CAN BE NOW FOUND ON THE WALDO MINING DISTRICT WEBSITE AT: WWW.WALDOMININGDISTRICT.ORG (Click on PETITiON 2)

MORE LETTERS OF SUPPORT NEEDED!
At this point, we ask all miners and friends of mining to write and send your own Letters of Support of the Smith Petition to the EPA, Army Corps, and to President Trump. More information on NPDES permitting, where to send your letters, etc. can also be found at WWW.WALDOMININGDISTRICT.ORG

NOW IS THE TIME TO SAVE MINING. WE KNOW NOW THAT LETTERING WRITING DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS WORKING TO TEAR-DOWN THE BARRIERS PUT IN PLACE DURING THE CLINTON & OBAMA ERAS. PLEASE DO YOUR PART AND WRITE & SEND SOME LETTERS!

YOU CAN ALSO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS FIGHTING FOR MINING RIGHTS BY ENTERING OUR BIG "WIN 1/2 POUND OF GOLD" DRAWINGS... the first Drawing is coming on November 1, 2019, and all that enter before the Nov. 1 Drawing will be eligible to win in the Final Drawing (for the 1/2 LB. of Gold) on May 1 , 2020.
Go to www.waldominingdistrict.org for more details, Official rules, and How to Enter.

Someone is going to win the gold... it could be YOU!
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