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Sears/Kmart, Blue Nile, Ultra jewelers say no to dirty gold.

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By Alan Septoff

November 20, 2009

This week Sears/Kmart, Blue Nile and Ultra Stores signed the No Dirty Gold campaign's "Golden Rules" for more responsible mining.

This brings the total number of jewelry retail signatories up to 60. Altogether, these jewelry retailers represent over $1.3 billion in annual US jewelry sales, or nearly a quarter of the total.

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, jewelry retailers, golden rules, blue nile, kmart, sears, ultra


Drilling industry executive admits that oversupply, not regulations, responsible for decreased drilling

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By Alan Septoff

November 5, 2009

The drilling industry claims, over and over, that rules that better protect landowners, public health and the environment reduce the industry's willingness to drill.

It's a canard, of course.

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Tagged with: drilling, regulation, colorado, encana, coga, boom-bust


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