ATTN. ALL GPAA – LDMA MEMBERS
Please read the below information and act as quickly as possible in support of this case. Additional information and samples of letters can be obtained on the Waldo Mining District website www.waldominingdistrict.org
Fell free to reach out to Tom Kitchar, President Waldo Mining District with any questions you may have regarding this landmark case and why the Solicitor General recommended to the US Supreme Court that this case be heard over the Rinehart case. Tom can be easily reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The GPAA is in direct support of the action items and to assure clarity of the commutations we are deferring all communications concerning this case to the President of the Waldo Mining District Tom Kitchar.
From: Waldo Mining District.
To: GPAA - Brandon Johnson - Kevin Hoagland
OREGON MINERS PETITION U.S. SUPREME COURT
BOHMKER v OREGON is a challenge filed by the Waldo and Galice Mining Districts against Oregon's (SB 3) on the use of any "motorized in-stream placer mining equipment" in most gold-bearing streams. On Sept. 12, 2018, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court ruled 2-1 that SB 3 was "reasonable environmental regulation” and did not ban mining as miners are still free to "pan for gold".
On January 21, 2019, the Miners filed a Petition for Review in the United States Supreme Court, and directly address whether states can ban mining on lands of the United States open to mining. For more information (including all court documents) and how you can help, please go to: www.waldominingdistrict.org
NOW IS THE TIME YOU CAN HELP. As many people as possible AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (immediately) are needed to send letters to the below listed Federal Officials. The goal is to urge Noel J. Francisco, the Solicitor General, to file an “amicus curiae brief” in the U.S. Supreme Court recommending they take our case (BOHMKER).
When the Rinehart case was appealed to SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), the Solicitor recommended the court not to hear the case… and thus Rinehart was not heard,
WE – YOU - NEED the Solicitor General to recommend to SCOTUS that our case be heard.
Noel J. Francisco, the Solicitor General, in his recommendation to SCOTUS to not hear Rinehart mentioned that there was a better, more clear case on-going in Oregon that the court might wait for… which is the Bohmker case. Ask him to honor his earlier recommendation by supporting SCOTUS review of the U.S. 9th Circuit’s Decision in Bohmker.
President Trump can request this… so write him asking him to direct the Solicitor to recommend SCOTUS review.
Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Assistant Attorney General was appointed by President Trump and appears to have the most influence in the Justice Dept. upon Mr. Francisco… so write him too.
This is YOUR CHANCE to get involved, help & do something! PLEASE drop what you are doing and write some letters!
Please refer to: Bohmker v. Oregon, 903 F.3d 1029 (9th Cir. 2018), pet. for cert. pending.
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Noel J. Francisco
Office of the Solicitor General 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Jeffrey Bossert Clark Assistant Attorney General ENRD
U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Div.
Room 2121 601 D. Street, Washington, D.C. 20578
IN YOUR LETTERS PLEASE SAY THAT YOU WANT THE UNITED STATES, THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL, TO FILE AN AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF RECOMMENDING THAT THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT HEAR OUR CASE: Bohmker v. Oregon, 903 F.3d 1029 (9th Cir. 2018), pet. for cert. pending.