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FRAC Act a necessary step. Or, "trust us" just doesn't cut it.

By Bruce Baizel

September 14, 2009

The drilling industry argues that state regulations, and industry self-policing, are adequate to protect our drinking water from hydraulic fracturing. Experience shows us otherwise.

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, frac act, durango herald


Take a Stand against the Chuitna coal mine proposal

By Morey Burnham

September 2, 2009

As I blogged earlier, Richard Bass, owner of the world-famous Snowbird ski resort, is bankrolling a coal strip mine proposal in the watershed of Alaska's Chuitna River. It would be Alaska's biggest coal mine. The mine could destroy, beyond hope of recovery, one of Alaska s most productive salmon fisheries, damage the watershed, and threaten the livelihoods of local fishermen.

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Tagged with: coal, richard bass, snowbird, chuitna


USGS study find mercury every fish. Mining more at fault in western U.S.

By Alan Septoff

August 27, 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey tested approximately 1,000 fish from streams around the country between 1998 and 2005.  Mercury was found in all of them, and at dangerous levels in 25% of them.

 

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Tagged with: nevada, mercury, pollution, usgs


BBC in-depth radio show on gold

By Alan Septoff

August 26, 2009

Part 1:  the history of gold and its cultural importance

Part 2: life in the TauTona South African gold mine

Part 3: how we assess the value of gold, and its cost (including No Dirty Gold campaign interview with our own Scott Cardiff)

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, south africa, bbc


Commemorative Brands Honors Bristol Bay, Alaska

By Scott Cardiff

August 25, 2009

Class rings company Commemorative Brands has joined 14 other major jewelers in supporting protection of Bristol Bay from mining threats.  That's right, another important voice against the Pebble mine!

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, bristol bay, alaska, pebble, jewelry


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