[meteorite-list] New BLM Rules - Proposition 120

From: Mark Bowling <minador_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:09:33 -0700 (PDT)
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Paul H. wrote:

"Also, you may find state officials no different, or even
worse, than federal officials with which to deal. Be
careful for what you wish."

It is?easier to deal with locally elected officials who are at most 2 or 3 hours away from your home.? I have had success?having face time with state officials, but the Feds... hopeless.? They are often?inaccessible, unaccountable and won't give you the time of day.

Hopefully a balance can be struck between land conservation and meteorite hunting.? Surely there are some meteoriticists who appreciate the role hunters play in making new material?available for study.? Like others have said, I doubt these activist managers will bother to grant any commercial permits.? Will those in our community who have some authority step up and draft an alternative program, or make an argument that this will harm the advancement of meteoritics?

Received on Sun 23 Sep 2012 03:09:33 PM PDT

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