Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining


For immediate release September 12, 2018 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Pete Frost, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-3238, frost@westernlaw.org Stacey Detwiler, Rogue Riverkeeper, (541) 488-9831, stacey@rogueriverkeeper.org Jonathan Evans, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 844-7118, jevans@biologicaldiversity.org PORTLAND, Ore.— This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Oregon law restricting motorized gold … Continue reading Press Release: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State Efforts to Protect Salmon Habitat from Mining

Federal Court in Oregon Rejects Miners’ Challenge to Suction-dredge Regulations


For Immediate Release March 25, 2016   Contact Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands (541) 434-1463 Forrest English, Rogue Riverkeeper 541-261-2030 Roger Flynn, Mining Action Project 303-823-5738 Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity 971-717-6405 Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society (720) 253-8485   Federal Court Upholds Oregon’s Right to Protect Water Quality and Fish Habitat Court Finds … Continue reading Federal Court in Oregon Rejects Miners’ Challenge to Suction-dredge Regulations

Suction Dredging and High Banking for Gold


Suction dredging for gold involves the disruption of compacted stream beds and underwater gravel deposits by dislodging materials and sucking them through a tube attached to a gasoline-powered water pump.  The 2-6 inch tubes employed by recreational suction dredgers act like underwater vacuums.  The resulting silt and gravel slurry is then run through a sluice … Continue reading Suction Dredging and High Banking for Gold