Kerry Shapiro’s article “Important News for Mining Companies With Existing or Future Projects in the California Desert” was published by Mondaq.
BLM releases maps showing 1.3 million acres of proposed mining withdrawal 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. The withdrawal is designed to “protect nationally significant landscapes with outstanding cultural, biological, and scientific values” and […]
On April 18, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills – AB 1142 (Gray) and SB 209 (Pavley) – that together provide the most significant update to the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) in 25 years. Operators and lead agencies must be aware of these new changes and start planning for […]
Kerry Shapiro article, “New Law Allows Mining Operators to Remedy Compliance Issues and Retain AB 3098 List Status,” was published in the Spring/Summer issue of The Conveyor.
As reported earlier this week in the California Land Use Blog, the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Center for Biological Diversity v. Salazar 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. This decision is […]
Kerry Shapiro’s article, “Supreme Court paves way for property owners to challenge EPA compliance orders,” about the decision in Sackett v. EPA, was published in The Conveyor, the magazine of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association, Spring 2012 edition.
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 […]
Kerry Shapiro’s article, “Court Decision to Create Confrontation Between Local Lead Agencies and Federal Land Managers” was published by The Conveyor. It discusses a recent decision that addresses the management of federal lands and resources within California counties.
Kerry Shapiro’s article, “New Opportunities to Protect and Develop Your Mineral Resources: Designation and SB375“, was featured in The Conveyor, a publication of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) in its July 2009 issue.
On November 14, 2008, federal court Judge A. Howard Matz of the United States District Court, Central District of California, awarded JMBM’s client, CEMEX, the full amount of attorneys’ fees requested for its defense of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuit. The attorneys’ fees were incurred in the last round of litigation involving actions […]