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EPA could save America's waters and fisheries by taking strong action on mining

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By Jennifer Krill

January 20, 2011

Bristol Bay, Alaska. Click to see full size versions of this any many more on the National Geographic website.Last week the EPA stepped into a leadership position by revoking the water permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia, recognizing that mountaintop removal coal mining causes irreparable damage to America's waterways. This campaign came after years of struggle against the intractable coal industry, and great work from our allies the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch, Appalachian Voices, Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club, and many others.

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, alaska, toxics, pebble, water


Victory for First Nations and Fish Lake, Prosperity Gold Mine is denied approval

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By Jennifer Krill

November 3, 2010

A great victory for Indigenous Rights and the environment emerged in Canada this week when the government declined to authorize the Prosperity open-pit gold mine.

Widely criticized for its plan to fill Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) with toxic tailings, the Prosperity Mine has become a symbol of conflict between Canada's free-entry system for mining companies and its commitment to negotiate in good faith with First Nations.

Congratulations to the Tsilhqot'in Nation, whose release is after the jump:

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Tagged with: mining, gold mining, mining reform, miningwatch canada


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