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Conservation Groups File Lawsuit to Protect Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness from Needlessly Destructive Mining Activities

Earthworks et al

July 7, 2015

Boise, ID – Conservationists filed a lawsuit today against a mining company’s plan to deploy bulldozers, dump trucks and drilling rigs miles inside the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, calling the proposed plan needlessly destructive to this nationally treasured landscape.

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Plea for international review of B.C. mine dismissed at company’s AGM

The Canadian Press | Cara McKenna

June 25, 2015
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An Alaskan tribal government says a Canadian company has rejected its last hope for stopping a mine on a colossal gold reserve that borders its territory and is located in northwestern British Columbia.

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Concerned Alaska Native, First Nation representatives attend Seabridge Gold annual meeting

Juneau Empire | Mary Catharine Martin

June 25, 2015
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Alaska Native and First Nation representatives had some questions for a Canadian mining company at its annual meeting, concerned about a project’s potential effects on their ancestral lands

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BC & Alaska indigenous leaders attending Seabridge Gold shareholder meeting to protest risky mine plan

Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada, United Tribal Transboundary Mining Working Group

June 24, 2015

Toronto, June 24 - British Columbia and Alaska indigenous leaders today are calling upon Seabridge Gold’s leadership and investors to prevent more disasters like Mount Polley. Seabridge Gold (TSX:SEA)(NYSE:SA) is a junior mining company proposing what would be North America’s largest open pit mine near British Columbia’s northwest border with Alaska. The mine is located under an active glacier, as well as upstream from major salmon fishing waters and the Misty Fjords National Monument, a popular tourist destination.

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Tagged with: indigenous, investor risk, miningwatch canada, agm, ksm, seabridge


KSM mine targets richer ore while seeking investors

KTOO | Ed Schoenfeld

June 23, 2015
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A Canadian mining company says it’s found richer deposits of gold and copper ore at its controversial KSM project. It’s spending $16 million to continue to explore for more at its site, upriver from Ketchikan, this summer.

The company, Seabridge Gold, is holding its annual meeting in Toronto this week. Tribal representatives from Alaska and British Columbia plan a protest.

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Report questions the safety and economics of proposed KSM mine

Mining Innovation | James Perkins

June 23, 2015
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Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell’s proposed gold and copper mine threatens the environmental safety in the region and would not be profitable, a report from two environmental groups has claimed.

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Tagged with: mining, alaska, canada, investor risk, ksm, seabridge


What’s Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah?

Rolling Stone | Paul Solotaroff

June 22, 2015
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I heard some version of that tale all over town. Avery Lawton, a radiant redhead, was pregnant that winter with her second child, but the fetus wasn't growing. It was so frail at 30 weeks that an obstetrician told her it could die during labor, and she should deliver at the hospital and not at home. Defying him, she went for a second, and third, opinion; her daughter, almost two now, was born with a rare and profound vision disorder, for which she wears Coke-bottle goggles.

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Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Drinking Water Near Texas Fracking Sites

EcoWatch | Anastasia Pantsios

June 22, 2015
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On June 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on how frackingfor oil and gas can impact access to safe drinking water. Although the report claims not to have found any “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States,” a new study in Texas provides more evidence that contamination of drinking water from fracking might be occurring.

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Environmental groups: KSM a bad investment

Juneau Empire | Mary Catharine Martin

June 22, 2015
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Two organizations have collaborated on an analysis questioning the profitability and feasibility of Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, the largest of the mines planned in watersheds that start in British Columbia and empty into Southeast Alaska.

Salmon Beyond Borders, a coalition of Southeast Alaskans concerned about transboundary mines, and Earthworks, an environmental group, produced a report which says KSM, which would empty into the Unuk River watershed, is a risky investment for several reasons.

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Red Chris mine gets environmental permit

Mining.com | Andrew Topf

June 21, 2015
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The Red Chris copper and gold mine in British Columbia has received a full operating permit from the provincial government.

Imperial Metals (TSX:III) announced on June 15 that an amended permit under B.C.'s Environmental Management Act was issued by the Ministry of Environment. The permit allows the mine to discharge tailings into the tailings storage facility (TSF) and discharge water from the TSF subject to water quality guidelines.

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Tagged with: mining, canada, british columbia, red chris mine


UT-Arlington Study Links Fracking To Groundwater Contamination

Ft. Worth Weekly | Jeff Prince

June 18, 2015
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Yesterday’s News Roundup told you about the puckering sound coming from Fort Worth’s Range Resources, a gas drilling company facing an $8.9 million fine from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. (The agency said the drilling company’s repeated failure to repair a gas well led to groundwater contamination.)

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Mounting financial challenges seen for KSM mine

The Cordoba Times | Margaret Bauman

June 18, 2015
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A new mining report says an analysis by Toronto-based Seabridge Gold of the economic feasibility of its proposed Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell mine in northwest British Columbia, near the Alaska border, is based on unrealistic metals prices.

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Heavyweight enviro group targets world’s largest gold project

Mining.com | Frik Els

June 18, 2015
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During the final days of 2014 Canada's minister of the environment gave the green light to Seabridge Gold's KSM project in northern British Columbia, the world's largest undeveloped gold-copper project by reserves.

The joint harmonized federal and provincial environmental assessment process took nearly seven-years and KSM was only the second metal mine in five years to receive approval by Canada and BC.

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Ban on hydraulic fracturing repealed

Denton Record-Chronicle | Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

June 17, 2015
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Denton’s seven-month-old ban on hydraulic fracturing fell early Wednesday morning in what city leaders dubbed a “strategic repeal.”

The City Council voted 6-1 to pull down the citizens initiative after three hours of public testimony and deliberations late Tuesday night. In moving to repeal the ban, council member Greg Johnson called the option the least of three bad choices in two lawsuits against the city. He urged fellow members to join him, saying that it was too risky to consider the matter much longer.

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‘Alarming’ study shows dangerous water along Barnett Shale

WFAA | Brett Shipp

June 17, 2015
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What's being called one of the most comprehensive groundwater studies ever done in the U.S. was published Wednesday, and, according to the lead scientist, some of its findings are "incredibly alarming."

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Study finds elevated levels of metals, chemicals in Barnett Shale water samples

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/barnett-shale/article24830848.html#storylink=cpy

June 17, 2015
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Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington have found elevated levels of numerous metals and chemical compounds associated with the hydraulic fracturing process in public and private water wells throughout the Barnett Shale

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Environmental groups sue over proposed Cabinet Mountains mine

Missoulian | Rob Chaney

June 17, 2015
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After failing to win stronger protections for threatened bull trout and grizzly bears in the Cabinet Mountains, a coalition of environmental groups has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to block a proposed mine there.

Save Our Cabinets, Earthworks and Defenders of Wildlife filed their challenge in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Wednesday.

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Tagged with: mining, montana, grizzlies, montanore, cabinet mountains wilderness


UT study shows widespread groundwater pollution from fracking chemicals

Earthworks

June 17, 2015

Peer-reviewed analysis released day after HB40 forces Denton City Council to yield fracking oversight to state

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Coalition Sues Federal Agency to Protect Threatened Bull Trout, Grizzly Bears from Montanore Mine in Northwest Montana

Earthworks, Earthjustice et al

June 17, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont.—A coalition of conservation groups filed suit today to protect bull trout and grizzly bears from a massive mine proposal in the heart of some of the last remaining undeveloped habitat for these species in northwest Montana. The lawsuit challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision that the proposed Montanore copper and silver mine would not jeopardize the survival or recovery of bull trout and grizzly bears, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Tagged with: mining, montana, montanore, endangered species act, cabinet mountains wilderness


New analysis questions economic feasibility of KSM mine on Canada/US border

Earthworks et al

June 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – A report released today identifies unprecedented risks associated with the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) mine proposed in northwest British Columbia near the Alaska border. Seabridge Gold's KSM Project Risk Analysis details a mounting list of challenges facing the controversial project in the weeks leading up to the company’s annual shareholder meeting on June 24, 2015.

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Statement of Earthworks Executive Director Jennifer Krill on today’s introduction of the FRESHER Act

Earthworks

June 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- "Earthworks salutes Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) for introducing the FRESHER act today, legislation that would help protect public health by closing loopholes in federal environmental oversight of the oil and gas industry.
 

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Montana takes action on mine waste after B.C. dam failure

Vancouver Sun | Gordon Hoekstra

June 7, 2015
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The pollution caused by last summer’s dam failure at the Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley and the recommendations from an expert panel this January are having effects in the United States.

Six weeks ago, Montana changed its laws in response to the B.C. mine disaster, entrenching in statutes design standards for mine waste-storage facilities, qualifications for engineers and requirements for independent review panels.

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Fracking Study Undercuts Environmentalists’ Calls for Regulation

Bloomberg | Mark DrajemJim Snyder

June 5, 2015
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It was always a longshot that the Obama administration or Congress would crack down on the golden goose of hydraulic fracturing.

The chances shrunk further Thursday with the release of a landmark U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study that found the drilling method had no widespread impact on drinking water.

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EPA: No widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

AP | Matthew Daly

June 4, 2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained.

A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper wastewater management affected drinking water, but said the number of cases was small compared to the large number of wells that use hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.

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EPA: Fracking has no broad impact on drinking water

USA Today | Melanie Eversley

June 4, 2015
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A controversial method for extracting oil and gas resources from the environment does not have a broad impact on drinking water, according to a report released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

But the EPA's nearly 1,000-page report on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, did also conclude that there is a potential for some pollution on a local scale. Congress commissioned the study in 2010. The report is based on a four-year study.

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EPA Study of Fracking Finds ‘No Widespread, Systemic’ Pollution

Bloomberg | Mark Drajem and Jim Snyder

June 4, 2015
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Hydraulic fracturing has contaminated some drinking water sources but the damage is not widespread, according to a landmark U.S. study of water pollution risks that has supporters of the drilling method declaring victory and foes saying it revealed reason for concern

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The true price of gold

Al Jazeera America | Laura LeBlanc

June 4, 2015
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Lately, I seem to be getting the same message from a variety of different stories I’m pursuing.  That message is about the disconnectedness of the consumer – that everyday, we buy, use, consume and throw away things without any idea of the true cost, beyond the money we actually shelled out. Were the workers who picked these strawberries exposed to dangerous pesticides? Did the wood in my bedside come from a forest that was clear cut, destroying the habitat of untold creatures? Could the light I just switched on in the kitchen be contributing to asthma rates among children in a neighborhood next to a coal fired power plant?

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Tagged with: mining, no dirty gold, gold mining, peru


EPA study reveals fracking pollutes water

Earthworks

June 4, 2015

Washington DC -- In a watershed moment, today EPA announced fracking does pollute drinking water with the release of  the draft final version of its study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources. Congress commissioned the study in 2010 in response to increasing public questions about the risks posed to drinking water by the unconventional oil and gas boom.

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Breaking: No Action Taken on a Proposal to Repeal Denton, Texas Fracking Ban

DeSmogBlog | Julie Dermansky

June 3, 2015
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Denton's city council decided not to vote on a repeal of the city's fracking ban, after almost six hours of discussion on the topic at a public meeting last night. 

The vote to repeal the ban was called for shortly after Texas Governor Greg Abbott singed HB40 into law, making Denton’s fracking ban illegal. 

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Coalition of Conservation Groups Seek to Defend Bureau of Land Management’s New Fracking Rules

Earthworks, Earthjustice et al

June 2, 2015

Denver, CO — A coalition of six conservation groups moved to defend the Bureau of Land Management’s new hydraulic fracturing rules against legal challenges by the oil and gas industry and the States of Wyoming, North Dakota and Colorado. The conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed motions to intervene in two lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming late Monday afternoon.

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Federal Judge Hears Oral Arguments on Pebble Mine Proposal Case

Earthworks, Nunamta Aulukestai

May 28, 2015

(Anchorage, AK; Washington DC) Today, the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska heard oral arguments on a lawsuit filed by the Pebble Limited Partnership that alleged that the EPA violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act when it made its decision to restrict mine waste disposal in Bristol Bay under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. Judge Holland started the proceedings by noting that his decision dismissing Pebble’s challenge to EPA’s Clean Water Act authority had been affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.

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Tagged with: mining, epa, bristol bay, pebble, court case, nunamta aulukestai, faca


HB40 Switcheroo

Ft. Worth Weekly | Peter Gorman

May 27, 2015
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On Monday, May 18, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that eliminates many local restrictions on gas drilling and fracking in the state. Called the Denton Fracking Law by many of its critics, HB40 says that if an ordinance is not “commercially reasonable” –– defined as “a condition that would allow a reasonably prudent operator to fully, effectively, and economically exploit, develop, produce, process, and transport oil and gas” –– then it can be overridden by oil and gas companies. Authored primarily by Texas House Representative Drew Darby from San Angelo, the law preempts local gas ordinances by giving exclusive jurisdiction to the state to regulate oil and gas operations. Specifically, the law makes the Texas Railroad Commission the arbiter when questions of whether or not an ordinance is commercially reasonable for drillers arise.

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Texas ban on fracking bans criticized

UPI | Daniel J. Graeber

May 20, 2015
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AUSTIN, Texas, May 19 (UPI) -- The governor of Texas has seized control of the energy narrative in the state by passing a ban on local measures against fracking, advocacy groups said.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that prevents city-level ordinances against hydraulic fracturing. Abbott said the bill does a "profound job" of protecting property owners from the "heavy hand" of local regulation.

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New Texas Law Makes Local Fracking Bans Illegal

NPR | Wayne Goodwin

May 20, 2015
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Texas is home of the American energy industry. It is also the home of local efforts to stop fracking. Denton, outside Dallas, became the first Texas city to ban hydraulic fracturing. Other cities have restricted that method of fossil fuel extraction. And now the state has struck back. A new state law largely strips cities and towns of the power to impose limits. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said it was necessary to protect the oil and gas industry from, quote, "the heavy hand of local regulation." Here's NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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Congress to Obama administration: prevent mine waste disasters

Earthworks

May 19, 2015

Washington, D.C., May 18 -- Today Representatives Grijalva (D-AZ-3) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47) sent a letter to the directors of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) urging them to act on the lessons of the Mount Polley mine waste disaster, and take immediate action to investigate threats posed by mine waste dams and impoundments in the United States.

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Texas Governor signs HB40 into law, guts community rights

Earthworks | Denton Drilling Awareness Group | Earthjustice | Natural Resources Defense Council

May 18, 2015

Austin, TX - Today Texas Governor Abbott signed HB 40 into law. Written by former ExxonMobil lawyer Shannon Ratliff, the statute forces every Texas municipality wanting common sense limits on oil and gas development to demonstrate its rules are “commercially reasonable”. It effectively overturns a Denton ballot initiative banning fracking that passed last November.

“HB 40 was written by the oil and gas industry, for the oil and gas industry, to prevent voters from holding the oil and gas industry accountable for its impacts,” said Earthworks’ Texas organizer Sharon Wilson. Wilson, who played a key role in the Denton ballot initiative, continued, “It was the oil and gas industry’s contempt for impacted residents that pushed Denton voters to ban fracking in the first place. And now the oil and gas industry, through state lawmakers, has doubled down by showing every city in Texas that same contempt.”

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Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling

AP | Emily Schmall and Will Weissert

May 5, 2015
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MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas.

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Senate Energy Cmte to hear BLM fracking rule creates minimum & necessary standard

Earthworks

April 30, 2015

“The oil and gas industry claims that western states regulation of hydraulic fracturing is more than adequate and therefore the proposed BLM fracking rule is duplicative. This is unfortunately not true."

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Tagged with: fracking, regulation, blm, hearing, states, senate energy and natural resources, bruce baizel


Health professionals elected officials and impacted residents urge Governor Cuomo and state agencies to evaluate cumulative health impacts of shale gas development

Earthwork et al

April 27, 2015

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Earth Day Texas has sharper edges this year

Dallas Morning News | Randy Lee Loftis

April 23, 2015
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This weekend’s Earth Day Texas festival, like its predecessors, includes lots of things for kids to do and adults to learn. And lots of corporations will be promoting their own environmental performance.

But there are also new twists on the free-admission activities at Fair Park, which start Friday. They include an enhanced look at earth science, including climate change and oceans, with presentations by federal research agencies and others.

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150,000 Stand With Peruvian Woman in Fight Against World’s Largest Gold Mine

EcoWatch | Erik Hoffner

April 23, 2015
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Community activists from Cajamarca, Peru appeared at the annual shareholders’ meeting of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation this week to deliver a petition bearing 150,000 signatures protesting the company’s practices in the region, and demanded that it live up to its own goals for human rights and sustainability.

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Tagged with: mining, international, newmont, peru, conga, agm, maxima acuna de chaupe, maxima


Peruvian community leaders challenge largest U.S. gold mining company to stop human rights violation

Earthworks et al

April 22, 2015

April 22, Wilmington, DE -- At Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM)’s annual general meeting today, shareholders and civil society groups joined a community leader from Cajamarca, Peru in calling on the Denver-based mining giant to live up to its human rights commitments and stop harassing indigenous Cajamarca residents who have blocked Newmont’s proposed Conga gold mine.

In a David v Goliath battle, Newmont has responded to community opposition to its mine by using police and private security to harass and intimidate local residents and landowners, including the families of Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and Elmer Campos.

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Tagged with: mining, newmont, peru, cajamarca, agm, grufides, maxima acuna de chaupe


SMU confirms fracking waste likely caused quakes that damaged Azle homes & businesses

Earthworks

April 21, 2015

"Industry's own literature, the US Geological Survey, and now SMU all declare that fracking waste injection causes earthquakes. It is only Texas state regulators and lawmakers who are living in denial.

If HB40 becomes law, the state will make cities' attempts to protect their residents from fracking-related earthquakes illegal. HB40's author, Drew Darby, refused an amendment that would allow cities to ban fracking wastewater disposal wells.

Cities across the state should be very very worried for another reason. Hundreds of thousands of concrete oil and gas well casings are what stands between Texas communities and well leaks. Quakes that can crack foundations as they did in Azle can also crack concrete oil and gas well casings, active and abandoned, that go deep into the earth."

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Small north Texas quakes likely linked to oil, gas operations - study

Reuters | Marice Richter

April 21, 2015
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A series of earthquakes that rattled a small community northwest of Fort Worth, Texas, more than a year ago were linked to oil and gas operations, according to a scientific study released Tuesday.

The study published in the science journal Nature Communications concluded that the 27 earthquakes that occurred in Azle, Texas, were the result of high-pressure injection of drilling wastewater injected into the ground and other industry activity.

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Texas House votes against democracy & ordinary Texans, in favor of oil & gas industry

Earthworks

April 17, 2015

"Today’s passage of CSHB40 makes clear that, even when it comes at the expense of democracy, the Texas Legislature works for the oil and gas industry and not ordinary Texans.

Legislators who voted for this bill just voted against democracy. Texas has a proud history of citizens determining their own fate. It’s called local control, and the Texas House just voted to end it. If this becomes law, Texans will be forced to live with whatever the oil and gas industry considers “commercially reasonable”. It imposes state authority where cities should have the right to decide. And Texas regulators’ track record of ignoring community impacts is as long as it is shameful.

CSHB40 is big government at its worst."

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State records miss half the waste pumped into injection wells

Johnstown Tribune Democrat | John Finnerty

April 15, 2015
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HARRISBURG – State environmental officials didn’t account for half of the waste pumped into injection disposal wells last year, a comparison with federal data shows.

The state’s injection wells took 330,000 barrels of waste left over after natural gas drilling last year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s about six truckloads a day.

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Fracking Waste Puts Public at Risk, Study Says

InsideClimate | David Hasemyer

April 15, 2015
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Weakness in state regulations governing hazardous oil-and-gas waste have allowed the leftovers to be disposed of with little regard to the dangers they pose to human health and the environment, according to a recent study by the environmental organization Earthworks.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, waste, rcra, hazardous waste


Arlington fracking blowout shows CSHB40/SB1165 would force Texans to remain unsafe in their own home

Earthworks

April 13, 2015

Arlington, TX, Apr 13 -- Saturday a gas well in the heart of West Arlington blew out while being fracked, forcing the evacuation of the surrounding neighborhood. Owned by Vantage Energy anddirectly adjacent to homes and ball fields, the blowout spilled flowback fluid that can contain hazardous chemicals, radioactivity and salts.

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The oil and gas industry helped develop a camera that can show you things they insist aren’t there.

Upworthy | Alisha Huber

April 9, 2015
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The gas industry helped to develop a magic camera to find leaks in their pipelines.

It makes invisible Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) visible.

Some concerned citizens in Colorado got one of these cameras.

They pointed it at a fracking operation that was right near a high school.

This is what they saw:

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Tagged with: fracking, air pollution, citizens empowerment project, cep


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