Posted by Sourdough Chet on February 27th, 2012
This action alert has been posted by the PLP representatives Jerry Hobbs and Gary Golberg. There is a form to be filled out ant sent in on how you, the dredgers have been harmed by the dredging moratorium. Please go to the PLP website and fill out the form.
Chet Nowicki, President, Treasure Seekers of San Diego County.
Action Alert: PLP asks dredgers for information.
Public Lands for the People is calling on miners to help fight the battle to defeat the suction dredge mining ban in California.
“In order to compare the 1994 regulations with the new regulations on suction dredging, I need to know who has been harmed by the new regulations as far as dredging season changes, nozzle sizes, etcetera,” said PLP President Jerry Hobbs.
“For example, [if] you have a mining claim and you used to be able to dredge for three or four months or all year round, and now you can only dredge for 30 days or maybe not at all or if you own a mining claim on a river or stream that is closed all year round now, but wasn’t closed under the old regulations, we need to know,” he said.
Hobbs is also asking miners to email others in the prospecting and mining community to get the word out quickly.
“Please send this action alert out to your email list and tell your friends to contact me about it. This information we need as soon as possible and plenty of of it,” he said. “This is important.”
Hobbs pointed out that time is of the essence, so email is the best way to get information to him while the 15-day comment period is still open.