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Snowbird Owner Threatens Own Resort, All Skiing, With Alaska Coal Mine Proposal

By Morey Burnham

August 18, 2009

A huge coal strip-mining operation proposed on Alaska s Chuitna River by the owner of the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah has drawn the ire of groups concerned about the mine s contribution to global warming.

Richard Bass, who owns the prominent Utah resort, has partnered with William H. Hunt to form PacRim Coal LLC, which has submitted permit applications to build a coal mine directly on top of 11 miles of prime salmon fisheries feeding the Cook Inlet.

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Tagged with: climate change, salmon, coal, richard bass, chuitna, snowbird, william h. hunt, ski area citizen's coalition


Should we drill for gas in our state parks?

By Alan Septoff

August 17, 2009

The AP reports today that states, seeking new sources of revenue, are allowing or considering allowing drilling for gas inside state parks. Has it really come to this?

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Tagged with: fracking, state parks


Frackers acknowledge they cause earthquakes

By Alan Septoff

August 14, 2009

Chesapeake Energy told state regulators they "may have" caused a series of minor earthquakes in North Texas, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Tagged with: hydraulic fracturing, barnett shale, earthquakes


News of note: 8/13/09

By Alan Septoff

August 13, 2009

Quote of the day:

"It doesn't matter to me who the president is. What matters to me is these sites get cleaned up." -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in EPA plans fewer toxic cleanups

[news links after the jump]

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Tagged with: news of note


News of note: 8/12/09

By Alan Septoff

August 12, 2009

Quote of the day:

"The superimposition of mining sites in Lobeke and Boumba Bek national parks and some logging concessions, runs counter to international engagements made by the state of Cameroon, with regards to biodiversity protection." -- from Cameroon: mining threatens wildlife (Africa News)

[News story links after the jump]

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Tagged with: news of note


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