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Category: Land Management :: Mining
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Ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke gets hired by mining project on federal lands 17.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job, making more than $100,000 a year with a gold-mining firm that’s pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left less than four months ago.

Zinke said Tuesday that his work for Nevada-based U.S. Gold Corp., which focuses...

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There are plenty of guitars at Coachella, but not so much rock ’n’ roll 16.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“Let's shake it up!” declared singer Brendan Yates, swinging his hips behind a microphone as his band, Turnstile, presided over a swirling mosh pit during the opening hours of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The sound onstage was a familiar one from the history of the annual gathering...

Why let mining companies rip up public land like it’s 1872? 12.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

What if communications today were governed by a law passed before the telephone was invented? Or if transportation were guided by federal policy made before there were cars?

That's exactly the type of anachronism in play regarding America's key law governing the extraction of hard-rock minerals,...

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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 Polluted Western Waters. Now Taxpayers Have to Pay for the Clean Up. 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. The remnants of an abandoned gold and silver mine scar the Little Rocky Mountains just south of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, bleeding polluted orange water into streams that meander through the reservation. Warren Morin remembers drinking the once-pristine water while he was […]
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Where cowboys still roam, from Tombstone to Deadwood 15.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

You may see not many cowboys and shootouts these days, but there are still plenty of places to find an air of the Wild West. Head to these places when you want to pull on your boots and feel like a cowboy for a weekend. Plan ahead; some attractions are closed or have different hours depending on...

It's 2050 and this is how we stopped climate change 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Let's imagine that we've ended global warming. Humans no longer are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Here's what life is like in a zero-carbon world.
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Linda Ronstadt leads kids to intersection of arts and understanding across the border 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rosa Armida Contreras and Rafael Vindiola stood to the side of a portable wood dance surface plopped down in the town square, the two high school students shyly eyeing each other after being invited to join members of a visiting music and dance group that had traveled nearly 1,100 miles south from...

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Across Appalachia, historic coal towns are looking to the outdoor economy for their next act 6.3.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Can recreation and tourism benefit the regional economy and fill a gap left by the declining coal industry — sustainably?
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Former DNR chief to lead fight against Twin Metals mine project near Boundary Waters 6.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Tom Landwehr approved the controversial PolyMet copper-nickel mine last year while serving as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Now he will lead the fight against another proposed mine, this one on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters.
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Venezuelan army opens fire on Pemon tribe, Venezuela 1.3.2019 Survival International
Still from a video sent to Survival of the Venezuelan military opening fire on a group of Pemon Indians, February 22nd, 2019 © Survival Soldiers have opened fire on a group of Pemon Indians, killing a woman and wounding at least 25 people. Four more Pemon have since died from wounds sustained in the attack. It is reported that some Pemon have been arrested and detained by the authorities. The shooting took place on 22 February near the border with Brazil. The Pemon of Kumarakapay community (also known as San Francisco de Yuruaní) had set up a road blockade to prevent army troops from reaching the frontier. President Maduro had ordered the border closed to prevent humanitarian aid from Brazil entering the country. Hundreds of Pemon families have sought refuge in the surrounding forest and hills. A Pemon leader managed to send out a recording as she fled declaring: “This is a war taking place here. They have orders to shoot anyone. Persecution of the capitanes generales [council of Pemon leaders] has ...
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Congress Passes Natural Resources Management Act 27.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Vote passed with a majority of 363—62.
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Brown cloud emerges in Denver metro; indoor burning restrictions in effect 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Air quality in the Denver metro area took a turn for the worse Tuesday as an increase in particulates triggered reduced visibility, indoor burning restrictions and a health warning.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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Fortuna Silver mine opposed by community of Santa Carina Minas in Oaxaca, Mexico 15.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson In November 2018, Peace Brigades International-Canada brought two human rights defenders from Mexico to share their concerns about the intentions and impacts of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines in the south-eastern state of Oaxaca. Salvador Martínez Arellanes and Neftalí Reyes Méndez visited Toronto and Ottawa with firsthand information and updates about the concerns being expressed by the residents of Santa Catarina Minas, a community in the Central Valleys Region of Oaxaca. Martinez Arellanes is an Indigenous leader from Santa Carina Minas, while Reyes Méndez is with the Oaxacan Territorial Defense Collective and EDUCA, a non-governmental organization based in the city of Oaxaca that promotes justice, equality and social participation. Virry Schaafsma, the Mexico City-based Advocacy Coordinator for Peace Brigades International – Mexico Project , travelled with them to Canada. Large parts of the territory in Oaxaca have been granted to Fortuna Silver without the consent of local ...
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Important Land Conservation Bill Passes Senate 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, which will go to the House, conserving and protecting over a million acres of federal lands across America.
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BLM asking for public comment on proposed Colorado mine expansion 12.2.2019 Denver Post: Business
The public now can comment on an environmental analysis that looks to evaluate the potential impacts of expanding operations of a Colorado coal mine.
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