User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Dec 05 2019 15:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The coal industry is shrinking — here's what miners need for a just transition 5.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Programs should be nurtured to have lasting effects, rather than serving as short-term band-aids.
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Poor oversight comes back to haunt us 25.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Two investigations reveal federal agencies are too lax on bad actors.
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Allowing off-highway vehicles in Utah’s national parks is a mistake 18.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
More mechanized traffic in already crowded parks is another Trump administration gift to industry and Utah politicians.
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Rare earth minerals power the world, but mining leaves local and global footprints in the land 4.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The mining industry has work to do to ensure that communities and workers are safe from pollution and injury.
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The prospect of more Airbnbs tempts a struggling New Mexico town 20.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Vacation rentals have gutted the culture of nearby communities, but a new project in Questa flips the narrative.
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The feds tried to make an example of a small Washington coal mine. It didn’t work. 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The John Henry Mine last produced coal in 1999 and has yet to be fully reclaimed.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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The mysterious cow murders at Missouri Breaks 19.8.2019 Current Issue
In 2068, a West Obsessed investigation.
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A dam’s true legacy 10.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
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Interior Department’s coal reboot ignores tribes and curtails public input 3.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Obama administration wanted to rethink coal leasing; now, Trump is rushing forward.
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The ‘shenanigans’ behind a federal employee’s decision to blow the whistle 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Pressured by higher-ups, a Fish and Wildlife field supervisor smoothed the way for a 28,000-home development along a fragile Arizona river.
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Mining laws have long been used for recreation 24.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In Idaho, a law meant to boost mining actually allows for its end as recreation transforms the West’s economy.
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With Bill C-69, a weak environmental assessment system is about to get worse 16.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada The Trudeau government has released its discussion paper on the much-anticipated "project list" regulations for Bill C-69, the controversial Impact Assessment Act, which will replace the current environmental assessment law. The project list identifies the types of projects that would have to undergo a federal environmental impact assessment. This is the key regulation under the new act.  For virtually every activity with impacts on the environment -- pipelines, mines, nuclear reactors, highways -- the current project list would be weakened. The discussion paper proposes higher "thresholds" for the size of a project (longer pipelines, bigger mines, etc.) for it to require review -- so more projects could be built without assessment. Only renewable energy projects would face tighter thresholds. This is absolutely the wrong approach. A basic principle of environmental assessment is that you start by looking at everything.  Trying to guess in advance which projects might significantly ...
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Will the Trump administration boost uranium? 9.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Energy industry lobbying could lead to more mining from Bears Ears to Wyoming.
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Judge orders industries to pay royalties for public land extraction 25.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Tens of millions more dollars will flow into Western communities after a federal court throws out the Trump administration’s industry-friendly deal.
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Trump administration rubber stamps Arizona copper mine 12.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An industry-friendly ruling contradicts years of concerns over potential damage to endangered species, water systems and Native American cultural sites.
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Russian investors are keen on Nevada’s copper 5.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Demand for clean cars is causing an uptick in copper mining in the West, but at what cost?
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Repowering old mines with new energies in the southwestern United States 3.4.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Renewables bring plenty of new potential to communities left
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Interior Dept. Nominee’s Rise A Win For His Former Lobbying Clients 28.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
New analysis shows ex-clients of longtime lobbyist David Bernhardt have had dozens of meetings with top agency officials.
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Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay. 19.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
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