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Category: Land Management :: Mining
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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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Colorado rethinks dam safety as climate change heightens risk for state’s 27 “unsatisfactory” structures 1.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver Post examination of state records and interviews with dam safety officials found that, among 432 high-hazard dams statewide where failure likely would kill people, 27 are rated by state inspectors as unsatisfactory. A dozen have been classified that way for more than five years, records show.
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Greenland is not for sale - but it has the rare earth minerals that America wants 25.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Arctic territory has a wealth of rare earth resources that the U.S. has labeled as essential to national defense.
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Colorado to provide next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree 20.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
U.S. Forest Service officials said Monday a tree will be cut from Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre or Gunnison national forest to adorn the Capitol building’s West Lawn in 2020.
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Controversial Glenwood Springs mine expansion potentially blocked after Garfield County suspends new mining permit applications 20.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
County officials in Colorado have imposed a moratorium on new or amended mining and gravel projects for the next six months to allow time to create a 2030 comprehensive plan and adjust the land-use code.
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Glenwood Springs commits $1.25 million to fight quarry 17.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The leader of a western Colorado community that relies on tourism is vowing to do everything he can to stop the proposed expansion of a nearby limestone quarry.
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Glenwood without springs? Mountain town mobilizes against mine expansion 14.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
A plan to vastly expand a limestone mining operation on the northern edge of Glenwood Springs will set this West Slope tourist town back a century, destroying its burgeoning tourist economy and clogging its streets with hundreds of trucks a day, critics say.
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Glenwood hot springs owners fear mining expansion could irreparably damage centuries-old cave, spring 13.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Owners of Iron Mountain Hot Springs and the Glenwood Hot Springs say a proposed mining expansion could ruin the centuries-old attractions.
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Policy News: November 4, 2019 4.11.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Advances Spending Bills, Status of Appropriations Uncertain Bills fund the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, National Science Foundation and more. Congress House passes bills banning mining and drilling the Grand Canyon and Chaco National Historical Park. Executive Branch White House revives President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Courts Conservation ...
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This Alaska mine could generate $1 billion a year. Is it worth the risk to salmon? 24.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A giant open-pit copper and gold dig above Alaska's Bristol Bay could yield sales of more than $20 billion in two decades, but Pebble Mine would place the world's greatest wild salmon run at risk forever.

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Miners vs. fishermen: Alaska's Pebble Mine risks wild salmon for gold 23.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

A giant open-pit copper and gold dig above Alaska's Bristol Bay could yield sales of more than $20 billion in two decades, but Pebble Mine would place the world's greatest wild salmon run at risk forever.

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'This is our land': How a tiny Alaskan village stymied Pebble Mine 23.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Pedro Bay, an Alaska Native community, is standing up to Pebble Mine developers, who wanted to put a road and pipeline through the remote village on a pristine lake

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Policy News: October 21, 2019 21.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of ...
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Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough 14.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production.

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Food, history and rutabaga bowling: Iron Range Pasty Festival takes place Saturday 5.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Food, mining heritage and sustainable agriculture will come together Saturday in northern Minnesota at the first Iron Range Pasty Festival.
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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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“Stop Brazil’s Genocide”: protestors target Brazil’s Minister Salles during UK visit 3.10.2019 Survival International
© Eleanor K. Russell/Survival International Protestors gathered outside Brazil’s Embassy in the UK today, demanding that Environment Minister Ricardo Salles stop destroying Brazil’s most biodiverse territories and their indigenous guardians. The activists stood in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of Brazil who are on the front line of the fight to defend their land for their survival, and to combat climate change. They carried placards calling on Salles to “Stop Brazil’s Genocide” and to protect the environment, and displaying messages of anger and resistance from indigenous people. © Eleanor K. Russell/Survival International President Bolsonaro has virtually declared war on Brazil’s indigenous peoples. His administration is trying to strip them of their autonomy, steal their territories for logging, mining and agribusiness and “assimilate” them against their wishes. This is the worst situation indigenous peoples in Brazil have faced since the military dictatorship. Minister Salles is central to ...
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Federal judge rejects challenges to PolyMet land swap 1.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A federal judge ruled that the groups lacked the necessary legal standing to block a land exchange between PolyMet and the federal government. The exchange is part of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Restoring forests 1 tree at a time, to help repair climate 1.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower.
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