Reclaiming the Sierra

CA Mining Reform Law Enacted

October 1, 2012

SACRAMENTO, 1 October 2012 – Senate Bill 143 (Rubio), which will strengthen the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) regarding mines that are considered “idle,” was approved by Governor Jerry Brown in September and will become law on January 1, 2013. The Sierra Fund worked with Senator Michael Rubio to bring these amendments through […]

Victory: TSF-sponsored legislation SB 143 (Rubio) passes legislature

August 28, 2012

Legislation that The Sierra Fund sponsored to strengthen the Surface Mining and Reclamation Action, Senate Bill 143 (Rubio), passed the CA Senate floor yesterday with 26 aye votes, 10 no votes and 4 not voting. “The Sierra Fund and the Governor’s office worked closely with Mr. Rubio in developing this bill, and we are thrilled […]