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Now Illegal to Collect Rocks on Federal Land?

In a recent entry I bemoaned the fact that a law was coming down the pike that could make it a Federal crime to collect rocks on Federal land.  Punishment includes jail time and the confiscation of certain assets.  ‘Casual collecting’ may be permissable- what kind and to what degree will now be decided by the Secretary.

The 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management Act is being reported on CNN as being signed by Obama but Thomas shows that it hasn’t yet.  I’m assuming that Thomas hasn’t been updated yet?  At anyrate I guess its possible that CNN got it wrong.

In case you’re wondering, the ambiguous language that allows for tyrannical application remains in what appears to be the final version.

Naturally, CNN didn’t report on that.


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