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Frackers acknowledge they cause earthquakes

By Alan Septoff

August 14, 2009

Chesapeake Energy told state regulators they "may have" caused a series of minor earthquakes in North Texas, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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News of note: 8/13/09

By Alan Septoff

August 13, 2009

Quote of the day:

"It doesn't matter to me who the president is. What matters to me is these sites get cleaned up." -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in EPA plans fewer toxic cleanups

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News of note: 8/12/09

By Alan Septoff

August 12, 2009

Quote of the day:

"The superimposition of mining sites in Lobeke and Boumba Bek national parks and some logging concessions, runs counter to international engagements made by the state of Cameroon, with regards to biodiversity protection." -- from Cameroon: mining threatens wildlife (Africa News)

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News of note: 8/11/09

By Alan Septoff

August 11, 2009

Quote of the day:

The Appalachians have become something of a "national sacrifice area" to meet coal needs, said Tierra Curry, a biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Responsible mining?

By Alan Septoff

August 10, 2009

EARTHWORKS and eight other nongovernmental organizations sent a letter to the mining and jewelry industry trade association, the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), outlining serious concerns with the RJC's mining standards and process. Among the criticisms from the NGOs are the absence of key environmental and social criteria, such as community consent, no-go areas for biodiversity conservation, and protection of natural water bodies from tailings disposal.

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