California Court Upholds Ban On Gold Mining Using Suction Dredges — CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court’s unanimous decision was a victory for environmentalists and a blow to miners, who…

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