July 30, 2015
North Dakota’s Bakken oil field is one of the most active fracking sites in the U.S. It's so big, you can see the flares burning from outer space.
Most people will never visit the Bakken. Far removed from major cities, it is difficult to see how it affects all of our lives.
July 28, 2015
Last week, we blogged about a Peruvian news investigation that linked American and European companies to illegal and destructive gold mining in the Amazon rainforest.
July 23, 2015
This week, the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Chairman’s bill, S. 883, the American Mineral Security Act of 2015. The bill serves a number of noble purposes, yet also creates a worrisome permitting structure that could undermine community rights.
July 13, 2015
On Wednesday, scores of concerned Baltimore residents gathered in front of City Hall to rally attention to the danger posed by exploding trains carrying crude oil through the heart of our city. Our friends at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Clean Water Action helped organize the event. CSX bomb trains bisect Charm City; the winding route takes these dangerous vehicles by the home stadia of the Ravens and Orioles, Johns Hopkins University, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, City Hall, the Maryland Zoo and many thousands of Baltimore’s citizens.
June 29, 2015
A recently published investigative report by Peruvian investigative news site OjoPúblico traced some of the dirtiest gold — illegally extracted, mercury processed gold from the Amazon — to large American and European companies — including two certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council, a controversial, industry-exclusive gold and diamonds certification system.