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New PricewaterhouseCoopers Study Shows Importance of Minerals Mining to Economic Growth in Numerous Key Industries
One of the few sectors that consistently added jobs in 2011 was U.S. minerals mining. Today, this industry supports 1.1 million American jobs nationwide and has enabled modern products such as aircrafts, medical equipment and state-of-the-art electronics to come to fruition. Some of the fastest...
As the stalled economy pushes Washington closer to a decision on how to manage America’s wealth of mineral resources, two paths have emerged. One offers the possibility of increased domestic minerals production and the potential for long-term growth. Through legislation that would assess...
Here is more information on Governor Brown's removal of Elena Miller as the head of California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). Derek Chernow, the head of California's Department of Conservation was also removed. In addition to supervising DOGGR,...
I provided the following paper at the recent CalCIMA conference in Monterey, California. Overview The Office of Mine Reclamation’s (OMR) decision to list or delist a mine from its list of “good mines” maintained under Public Resources Code Section 2717 (the AB 3098 list)...
The Office of Mine Reclamation has the authority under Public Resources Code Section 2717 (the AB 3098 list) to list or delist a mine from its list of “good mines.” This authority can have an enormous impact on a mine’s ability to sell to public agencies, which is a critical...
Proposed California Legislation To Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing Stalls In State Senate With A New Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Poised for Introduction In 2012
Falling victim to a Legislature pre-occupied with massive budget deficit issues and last minute wrangling over the Governor’s corporate tax package on out-of-state companies, AB 591, California’s legislative foray into the charged arena of hydraulic fracturing regulation, stalled in the...
Join Stoel Rives Partners Michael Mills and Tom Henry for the CalCIMA Education Conference. Stoel Rives is a proud sponsor of this event. California leads the nation in construction aggregate production. The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association is a...
Please join the Stoel Rives Oil and Gas, Pipelines & Mining Law Team at the 57th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute in Santa Fe, NM on July 21-23, 2011. We are pleased to be a sponsor of the Thursday evening Reception and we look forward to reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting...
CEQA, Mining and Vested Rights. Looking Back on the California Supreme Court's Decision in Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District.
One year ago the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (2010) 48 Cal. 4th 310. Since our blog wasn’t up at the time I thought it would be a good idea to look back on that decision and how...
As the economy continues to struggle, we see more consolidation in the aggregate industry. Deals that seems like a bargain, may include significant problems and liabilities. It is more important than ever to know what you are getting when acquiring existing operations. An...