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How Mining Companies Can Achieve An Effective "Social License To Operate" In Latin America – Part 3
It is imperative that a follow-up SLO diagnosis report be prepared as soon as practicable after the on-site visit (and, as a time and cost saving measure, perhaps the SLO diagnosis
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25 Jul 2019
How Mining Companies Can Achieve An Effective "Social License To Operate" In Latin America – Part 2
See the first article in this series: What is a Social License to Operate (SLO) and how do mining companies achieve an SLO?
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18 Jul 2019
How Mining Companies Can Achieve An Effective "Social License To Operate" In Latin America – Part 1
We are pleased to announce that Jordi Ventura has joined the Natural Resources and Mining Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM), as Of Counsel
United States
12 Jul 2019
State Water Resources Control Board Sued By City And County Of San Francisco And Others Over Approval Of Dredge And Fill Procedures
On May 1, 2019, Petitioner San Joaquin Tributaries Authority, a Joint Powers Authority filed a petition for writ of mandate in Sacramento County Superior Court against the State Water Resources Control Board.
United States
23 May 2019
California Construction And Industrial Materials Association Files CEQA Lawsuit Against Ventura County To Protect Important Mineral Resources
On April 25, 2019, the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) filed a petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief ("Petition")
United States
20 May 2019
Important News For Mining Companies With Existing Or Future Projects In The California Desert
On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") released maps showing the areas that BLM, on December 28, 2016, proposed to withdraw from mining.
United States
5 May 2017
Endangered Species Act To Trump Mining Claims: Supreme Court Lets Stand Ninth Circuit Ruling In Karuk Tribe Of California V. U.S. Forest Service
On March 19, 2013, U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the ruling in Karuk Tribe of California v. U.S. Forest Service.
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8 Apr 2013
Save Cuyama Valley v. County Of Santa Barbara: JMBM Scores Significant Victory In CEQA Ruling On Significance Thresholds And Mitigation Measures
In a decision published on February 8, 2013, the Second Appellate District ruled in favor of the JMBM client Troesh Materials, LLC in a challenge brought pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act against the County of Santa Barbara's approval of Troesh's Diamond Rock Sand and Gravel Mine and Processing Facility.
United States
25 Feb 2013
Ninth Circuit Ruling In Center For Biological Diversity V. Salazar Creates Tension Between Federal And California Law Regarding Idle Mines And Interim Management Plans
A discussion on the the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Center for Biological Diversity v. Salazar, where it allowed a uranium mine on federal lands in Arizona to re-open after being idled for seventeen years absent any new federal approval or supplemental environmental review.
United States
25 Feb 2013
Ninth Circuit Upholds BLM's Decision To Allow Uranium Mine -- Idled For Seventeen Years -- To Reopen Without A New Plan Of Operations Or Supplemental NEPA Review
One of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has recently issued a ruling in Center for Biological Diversity v. Salazar holding that a mine idled for seventeen years could restart operations without obtaining a new approval from the Bureau of Land Management.
United States
15 Feb 2013
California U.S. District Court’s Nationwide Injunction Affects Mining, Oil And Gas, And Timber Activities On National Forests
In mid-March, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a nationwide injunction that significantly affects mining exploration activities within lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
United States
9 May 2012
Mining Law Update: Army Corps Revised Nationwide Permits Affecting Mining Operations Now Effective
On March 19, 2012, two new and 48 reissued Nationwide Permits (NWPs) for certain dredge and fill activities requiring authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act took effect.
United States
27 Mar 2012
Renewable Energy Update: Proposed Regulatory Changes For Tribal Leases Provide Promise For Solar And Wind Projects
While there has been strong interest among the tribes to develop renewable energy projects on their lands, antiquated leasing rules have long served as a bar to such efforts.
United States
23 Mar 2012
Mining Lawyer: California's SB 108 Enacts New Legislation Pertaining To "Idle" Mines And Addresses Some Of The Problems Existing In SMARA's Idle Mine Provisions, Including Interim Management Plans
Kerry Shapiro's paper on California SB 108, which changes provisions in the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA) pertaining to "idle" mines, was first presented at the CalCIMA Conference in October 2011.
United States
19 Oct 2011
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