I thought that you and the legal team might be able to use this bit of info I found...
"The Sierra Fund says it Doesn't Want SB670 to Interfere with NID Plans"
"Legislation that would place a moratorium on suction dredging in California's waterways has passed the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. The Nevada Irrigation District has expressed concerns that the bill would create problems with dredging the district's reservoirs, including a pilot project to remove mercury from Combie Reservoir and the Bear River. Sierra Fund Mining Project Organizer says they are promoting the bill, however, they do not want to interfere with N-I-D's efforts, "One of the things that the Sierra Fund has been doing, largely CEO Elizabeth Martin, who works extensively at the capitol, she's been very diligent to make sure, as bet she can, that when that final bill does come out that that bill doesn't do anything to interfere with a project like NID is proposing."
Thornton says the Sierra Fund hopes the bill will be modified so that it does not interfere with N-I-D's plans to clear mercury from its reservoirs."
This is in contradiction to what they say about mercury when we are dredging!!!