[env-trinity] Times-Standard:

Tom Stokely tstokely at att.net
Wed Jul 17 08:14:34 PDT 2013

Court rejects restraining order on dredging ban

The Times-Standard
Posted:   07/17/2013 01:59:05 AM PDT
Updated:   07/17/2013 01:59:06 AM PDT

A restraining order on a statewide suction dredge mining ban on rivers was rejected this week in court, according to a Center for Biological Diversity press release.
In June, state officials closed a loophole by redefining the dredge mining equipment in an emergency regulation. Following a hearing, a temporary restraining order issued by a Siskiyou County Superior Court on July 3 prohibited wardens from enforcing the new definition in Siskiyou County.
On Monday, a San Bernardino County Superior Court suspended the order, effectively banning suction dredge mining statewide.

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