After an administrative law judge put on hold any plans by a federal agency to enforce an order to stop mining, Oath Keepers of Josephine County will stand down from the Sugar Pine mine.
According to Mary Emerick, Information Officer for the Josephine County chapter of Oath Keepers, in a statement made on Thursday, the guards are leaving the Sugar Pine Mine outside Galice in Southern Oregon, where they have been for five weeks. But they will maintain a staging area north of Grants Pass.
The miners will have their day in court, which was the whole purpose of the Oath Keeper Security Operation. Mission accomplished!
Well done, Josephine County Oath Keepers, and everyone who stood for the miners Rights. You stand tall in our eyes. Congratulations!