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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


My mother told me there'd be days like these...

By Alan Septoff

August 25, 2009

Ignoring the requests of tens of thousands in the U.S. and Canada -- and the demands of a rapidly warming planet -- yesterday the U.S. State Department approved the Alberta Clipper dirty oil sands pipeline.

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Tagged with: tar sands, pipeline, dirty oil, alberta clipper, oil sands


EPA distributes Pavillion drinking water contamination report

By Jennifer Goldman

August 25, 2009

Late last night, we finally received the public release of the EPA's investigation into alleged drinking water contamination by hydraulic fracturing toxics in Pavillion, Wyoming.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, drinking water, pavillion, groundwater


Well, Frack! EPA Water Investigation in Rural Wyoming Strikes a Nerve with the Oil and Gas Industry

By Jennifer Goldman

August 25, 2009

Some Pavillion, Wyoming landowners have water that smells and tastes like gasoline.  It s cloudy, and particles float in it.  It didn t used to be this way.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, drinking water, frac act, toxics, pavillion, encana


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