Small-scale miners collect funds for Carey Mills case in Alaska
7/8/2011 6:52 PM
Miners donate to RS 2477 legal defense fund
Fairbanks Alaska – On the Fourth of July at the annual meeting and picnic in Chicken, Alaska, the Fortymile Miners Association and the Anchorage Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and their members donated $2,000 towards the mounting legal expenses of fellow miner Carey Mills, who filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management to protect and enforce the public rights-of-way on the Fortymile Station-Eagle Trail. (Case No.: 4:10-CV-00033-RRB).
The Alaskan small miners have started to “put their money where their mouth is” regarding the RS 2477 rights-of-way fight with the Federal Government and the Bureau of Land Management, Mills said in a press release.
“They also recognize that a victory will be a victory for all Alaskans who wish to preserve their historical recreational and commercial access rights,” he said.
The Alaska Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund & Alaska Outdoor Council have created a legal defense fund for protecting the over 600 RS 2477 rights-of-way, covering over 20,000 miles listed in Alaska Statute 19.30.400 (d). The first objective is to financially support Mills’ RS 2477 case. Tax deductible donations can be made at their website http://www.alaskaoutdoorcouncil.org.
Also in the brochure about the Carey Mills RS 2477 case, people are asked to contact the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources and encourage the Department to join the case as a Plaintiff and defend the public RS 2477 Rights-of-ways. By contacting Ed Fogels, DNR Deputy Commissioner, 550 West 7th Avenue Suite 1400 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3561 Bus: (907) 269-843, E-mail: email@example.com and Scott Ogan, Public Access Assertion Defense Unit, 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1420 Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3514 Bus: (907) 269-5515, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more background information on the Carey Mills case, please go the the following link: Miners dig in deep for land access battle