Gold mining threatens historical site in Georgia

By Samantha Hoilett

April 8, 2014

We’ve blogged a great deal about the mining industry’s social and environmental impacts. Now, in the country of Georgia, a mining company threatens a cultural heritage site – one that can shed more light on the origin of all humans.

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Tagged with: mining, gold, georgia

Maryland Legislative Session Ends with a Fracking Whimper

By Aaron Mintzes

April 8, 2014

Tonight at midnight, the Maryland legislative session will end with no progress on any bills on hydraulic fracturing. The debate over fracking in Maryland follows two parallel tracks. One track is the Governor-appointed Commission studying drilling in the state. Their report and recommendations come due this August.

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Tagged with: fracking, maryland, moratorium, severance tax, maryland general assembly

Good News for a Change: It’s Looking Like the Pebble Mine May Never Be Built

By Alan Septoff

April 2, 2014

EPA action and bipartisan opposition could permanently block proposed mine at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay

If you’ve eaten wild salmon, chances are good it was caught in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. That’s because Bristol Bay and its watershed is the largest remaining wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world.

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Tagged with: mining, epa, bristol bay, alaska, salmon, 404c

Frack Us Here, Send it There

By Aaron Mintzes

March 27, 2014

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, under the new Chairmanship of Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, held a hearing entitled, “Importing Energy, Exporting Jobs: Can It Be Reversed?”

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Tagged with: fracking, lng, exports, lng exports, cove point, senate energy and natural resources

Californians rally to save their state

By Jhon Arbelaez

March 17, 2014

On Monday, millions of Angelinos had a rude awakening. At 6:25AM, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred in the Santa Monica Mountains, at a relatively shallow depth of 5 miles.

“The location is somewhat surprising. It’s within the Santa Monica Mountains. We have not seen seismicity in it in recent times,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. “It has been dormant for quite some time.”

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Tagged with: fracking, california, earthquakes, rally

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