Oregon miners launches lawsuit against state, senators
by Gold Prospectors Association of America

The Galice Mining District has petitioned the federal district court to hear a lawsuit against the State of Oregon over its a recent raft of proposed anti-mining legislation.
 
Galice Mining District CEO Kerby Jackson has led the charge with allegations leveled at Governor John Kitzhaber and three state senators: Sen. Peter Courtney, Sen. Jackie Dingfelder and Sen. Alan Bates.
 
Sen. Peter Courtney is the President of the Oregon State Senate and is responsible for oversight of the Oregon State Senate Committee for Environment and Natural Resources.

Sen. Alan Bates is the sponsor and author of several pieces of the legislative activity in question and is vice-chairman of the Oregon State Senate Committee for Environment and Natural Resources which is responsible for the vetting of his legislation. 

Sen. Jackie Dingfelder chairs the Oregon State Senate Committee for Environment and Natural Resources which is responsible for the vetting of the legislation. 

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