MINERS’ RALLY IN SALEM FEBRUARY 28, 2013
We need every miner who can get to Salem the last day of February needs to be involved in this rally. As most of you know, there has been a sustained attack on miners in Oregon. The environmentalists, coupled with the liberal wing of the Democratic Party in both Houses of the Oregon Legislature are trying to ban mining in Oregon.
The EOMA urges you to join the Millennium Diggers and the Willamette Valley Miners at a rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on February 28th, 2013, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 OR POSSIBLY 5:00 PM.
SB 115 bans all placer mining. SB 401 and SB 388 designate a lot more state scenic rivers where private property rights are taken over by the State. SB 370 adds another level of permitting and fees for placer miners. SB 423 makes larger scale operations with DOGAMI permits subject to being shut down by environmental groups. We need to make the people in charge of the Oregon Senate and House of Representatives know that we are an important part of Oregon’s economy and we DO make a difference.
For more information call Eben Ray at 503-508-1497 or Claudia Wise at 541-990-7009.