Miners Critique New Law Banning Suction Dredging Permanently
Suction dredging is gone from many streams in Oregon, never to return.
The legislature recently passed, and the governor signed, a bill making a "temporary" moratorium on the gold mining process permanent.
Environmental groups who want to see more fish in the streams are thrilled. You can guess how miners feel about it.
But you don't have to: Tom Kitchar of the Waldo Mining District talks to us about suction dredging. We get his view on the practice and the banning of it.