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Uranium-impacted citizens fly to D.C.

By Lauren Pagel

May 18, 2010

This week fifteen residents and experts from uranium-impacted communities flew into DC to discuss the hot-topic issues affecting the places where uranium is mined.

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Tagged with: mining reform, uranium


Another birthday for the 1872 Mining Law

By Lauren Pagel

May 12, 2010

Over the 20+ year EARTHWORKS history, we ve celebrated a lot of 1872 Mining Law birthdays. Every year on the 10th of May, our thoughts turn to the law that should have gone the way of the dodo long ago.

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Tagged with: 1872 mining law, stewart udall


Mother's don't want dirty gold for Mother's Day -- and 70 jewelry companies know it

By Scott Cardiff

May 6, 2010

I'm probably not the only one to have been scrambling to figure out what to do for my mother for Mother's Day. You want to give her something nice and ethical -- not jewelry made from gold mining that has poisoned communities and destroyed livelihoods.

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, golden rules, jewelry


Educating Nadia -- EARTHWORKS' new Marcellus organizer

By Nadia Steinzor

April 22, 2010

The bottle boasted water from "Endless Mountain," a place far away from "the contaminants of air and surface pollution." This should have made me feel good about drinking it except that it was given to me by a Dimock, PA resident whose tap water was contaminated after natural gas drilling came to town. For that, and the resulting weekly delivery of bottled water, she has Cabot Oil & Gas to thank.

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Tagged with: dimock


Toby Pomeroy: Bristol Bay is a jewel in our safekeeping

By Toby Pomeroy

April 14, 2010

Toby Pomeroy's craft-jewelry studio is a signer of the Bristol Bay Protection Pledge and the No Dirty Gold campaign's Golden Rules.  In this guest blog post, he explains why he signed the pledge.

I signed on to the Bristol Bay pledge as an action to express my commitment that we must, as responsible members of the family of man, act consistently with the restoration and preservation of the bounty we have inherited so that our children's children can marvel at the same wonders that have been here millennia before us. 

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, golden rules, jewelry, bristol bay pledge, toby pomeroy


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