First off we pray for the best for all of us in this new year. There is a lot of work to be done to keep dreams alive. So far we have to fight the D.R.E.C.P. Please read about it. None of us voted for it. It has been created by the 4 major gorillas. The California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is all created under a guise. It is not to the benefit of Californians. I’m going to leave it there. You need to figure it out and fight NOW!
There are meetings at the BLM Ridgecrest office every 4th Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It will open your eyes to all the closures in southern California. They do not care about energy and they only want the land. You can see the official maps for yourself.
At least counties other than Kern step up to the plate for the miners. Kern county is one of the richest areas in southern California and they won’t back the miners. Why? Ask your representatives. Responsible placer mining can get California to a sales-tax-FREE state if the representatives would work with the mining community. There are a lot of long-term new jobs to be had in the mining industry here in California. Coming from an energy job background; Energy jobs are quick and then gone. No long term benefits except for a maintenance skeleton crew.
I’m done for today. People lets fight for our rights. Really look into and read between the lines when you read. And to all you non-believers that the Obama administration could not take us out of the 1872 mining law. Check the Omnibus Bill.