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California Tribal Business Alliance Applauds Governor on Signing of SB 670

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The seven member tribes of the California Tribal Business Alliance today lauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature on SB 670 (Wiggins), which would put an immediate moratorium on instream motorized suction dredge gold mining. The California Tribal Business Alliance and the Karuk Tribe sponsored the legislation, which would put a temporary moratorium on the controversial mining practice until an environmental impact report assessing its effects on fish is prepared and new regulations are adopted based on that assessment.