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This Valentine’s Day, Say NO to Dirty Gold

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By Alan Septoff

February 12, 2014

Valentine’s Day is almost here. Whatever your stance on consumerism or manufactured holidays, it’s one of the biggest gift giving days of the year.  Millions of people in the United States and around the world will be expressing their love with gifts.

According to National Jeweler, 20 percent of these gift-givers will be giving jewelry, and they’ll spend $4 billion doing so. Unfortunately, much of this Valentine’s Day jewelry is tarnished with dirty gold that's tarnished by human rights abuses and pollution.

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Tagged with: mining, no dirty gold, bristol bay, jewelry retailers, conga, valentine's day

Shale Boom or Shale Bubble?

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By Alan Septoff

October 14, 2013

Deborah Rogers, internationally renowned fracking economics expert, to present and take questions

As Colorado's Front Range communities wrestle with hydraulic fracturing-enabled oil and gas development, residents should know the fracking boom may provide only a short period of oil and gas abundance before collapsing in an economic bust.

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Tagged with: fracking, colorado, community consent, economics, shale bubble, deborah rogers, front range

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