WA State HB's 1077 and 1106 2017-18
Last Post 06 Feb 2017 09:37 AM by WALTER EASON. 11 Replies.
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28 Jan 2017 02:14 PM

     

    I wanted to share this video from the public hearing on WA State HB 1077 and 1106:

     

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    28 Jan 2017 02:17 PM
    Here is a link to WA HB 1106: https://www.legiscan.com/WA/bill/HB1106/2017

    Here is the link to WA HB 1077: https://www.legiscan.com/WA/bill/HB1077/2017
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    28 Jan 2017 02:23 PM
    WA HB 1106 should be easy enough to beat since a suction dredge does not introduce any pollutants into the water but we will see how it goes, the legislators seem to be asking the right questions during the public hearing.
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    29 Jan 2017 09:30 AM

       First...How about suing them for violating the 1872 Mining Act & interfering with a federal mining operation, which is a federal crime. Contact President Trump & the new Interior sec. and the new EPA chief. Tell the Governor of Washington that President Trump 'can' force you to respect the rights of the miners & prospectors under the 1872 Mining Act. President Trump can & will pull money from States that are violating federal law.

     

       Second...Don't wait for help from the GPAA leadership, they wont even respond to you. Pathetic.

     

       Third...Try asking AMRA for help. Shannon Poe is a leader, he gets stuff done while the GPAA leadership does nothing.

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    29 Jan 2017 02:28 PM

     

    Here is what can be done at this time, if you are a Washington State resident you have a voice in this matter for HB 1106 copy and paste this link in your browser: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill//1106     

     

    Here you can oppose this bill and add your comment as to why, please be courteous.

     

    For HB 1077 copy and paste this link: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill//1077

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    31 Jan 2017 07:39 AM
    HI John, you as a resident of WA be able to request that there are persons that legally do small mining from out of state and have rights through federal mining claims and should be heard in this matter. Your interest in this would be to stop the state from being sued by not allowing all stake holders to address the state house. Just an idea. it also would be good to go over all of what is in this bill and how it should be addressed for the purposes of the small scale miner. Also warn miners not to use the form letter approach as many agencies have regulations to allow them to dismiss form letter responses.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
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    31 Jan 2017 08:37 AM

      Great, Liberal politicians have regulations to ignore the letters written by us. That's wonderful.

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    31 Jan 2017 05:32 PM

     

    Walter, I am not a resident of WA unfortunately, I live back east but I know what happens in WA will affect dredging here in the east. Since I am a member of the GPAA and the GPAA has claims in WA we are stake holders and we should have some kind of say. We should at least be able to add our public comment even though we are not residents. What needs to happen is an alert has to go out to the prospectors of WA to voice their concerns. From the video it sounds like the legislators are kind of open to the miners, I think the miners have a good chance at winning this one.

     

    I would like to see Brad Jones put this on facebook and where ever else he can to get it seen by the WA residents.

     

     

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    01 Feb 2017 08:34 AM
    My suggestion would be to look at a lot of other mining websites out of WA and see what they are saying, then incorporate that if possible for solidarity and spread it around other websites around country to rally a contingent to send in letters and emails as stake holders which are users of public lands.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
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    01 Feb 2017 04:23 PM

     

    I have been looking but I have not seen any clubs talking about it yet, I posted it to a GPAA club on facebook, it has not generated much conversation yet. Tried to join another WA club on facebook but you have to be a member.

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    03 Feb 2017 01:33 PM

     

    Walter, I just got done emailing all 15 members of the State of Washington House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee with my position on these 2 bills. I hope they take into consideration what I had to say. I did my part, I took action I would like to ask all other dredgers across America to do the same.

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    06 Feb 2017 09:37 AM
    That's great John you may want to spur them on on the forums, diverse yourself in other forums also. Another well used forum is Colorado Prospector as well as our GPAA forum. Idaho, Montana and Nevada prospectors are very close relatively speaking also.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
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