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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.”