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We are not talking about strip mining for gold in rivers here. It was a mistake for the hosts to polute the suction dredging topic with the othert topic of strip mining for chromium on the beach. It has nothing to do with suction dredge mining. Also quit comparing bucket line dredging and hydraulic mining with suction dredging. These three mining techniques have nothing in common other than they all are mining techniques. Bucket line dredging and hydraulic mining techniques have been outlawed because studies showed those mining techniques were causeing harm.
Another point to be made here is the reason that the California legislature passed a moratorium on suction dredging has nothing to do with any scientific proof of any harm being done against an endangered species. It was passed because it was a topic that special interest groups pushed with huge amounts of money being donated by those groups to the Democratic party, it is no suprise that the California Democratic legislature passed such a partisian bill that is in direct violation of federal law.
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