US Supreme Court Keeps in Place a Moratorium on Recreational Suction Dregde Mining; Karuk Tribe Pleased

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Literature
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Publication: 
Kemp, Kym. “US Supreme Court Keeps in Place a Moratorium on Recreational Suction Dredge Mining; Karuk Tribe Pleased.” Redheaded Blackbelt, Kym Kemp, 9 Jan. 2018, kymkemp.com/2018/01/09/us-supreme-court-keeps-in-place-a-moratorium-on-recreational-suction-dredge-mining-karuk-tribe-pleased/.
Year Published: 
2018
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Organization: 
Redheaded Blackbelt
Description: 

The U.S. Supreme Court [yesterday] rejected a request from recreational gold miners to overturn a California Supreme Court decision upholding a statewide moratorium on recreational suction dredge mining. The court’s rejection of the request, effectively upholding California’s role in regulating small-scale gold mining, is an important victory for fish, water quality and tribal cultural sites.

Category: 
mining, regulation, fish health, water quality, cultural sites, traditional sites