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Contaminated groundwater. Photo courtesy Earthworks.

Tribes Demand Responsible Mining and Clean Water

1/15/2014 // By Tony Turrini

This week, leaders and environmental staff members from eight tribes and tribal organizations are flying to Washington, D.C. to ask the Obama Administration to address a problem that impacts us all.  Mining companies are discharging huge quantities of untreated, toxic waste […] Read more >

House Members Speak Up for Clean Water, Safe Communities

5/23/2013 // By Tony Turrini

Yesterday, Representatives Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rush Holt (NJ), Colleen Hanabusa (HI) and eleven other members of the House of Representatives wrote to the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers, and White House Council on Environmental […] Read more >

Photo: USFWS

Pebble Mine Even More Disastrous Than First Thought

5/20/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

After months of cold and ice, Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is beginning to spring to life. With summer will come millions of bright red sockeye salmon returning from the sea to spawn in the pristine rivers and streams from […] Read more >

Tribal Member

Honoring the River

4/25/2013 // By Tony Turrini

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and Alaska Natives have suffered the impacts of mining while enjoying […] Read more >

Lower Slate Lake, Alaska

The Clean Water Act: 40 Years and Still a Work in Progress

10/17/2012 // By Tony Turrini

This week marks the 4oth anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).  This complex and far-reaching law was a milestone back in 1972 and remains a pillar of America’s environmental policy and commitment to future generations. The CWA reflects a […] Read more >

Grizzly Bear

You Ask, We Answer: Why Pebble Mine is Bad News

7/13/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

We’ve been getting some really good questions about the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine, which poses unacceptable risks to the wildlife of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Here we do our best to answer them. Q: What sort of mining process […] Read more >

Shane Rucker: Wisconsin Natural Resources

Hardrock Mining–Baggage in Hand–Arrives in the Great Lakes

5/29/2012 // By Tony Turrini

Fueled by high metals prices, the nation’s hardrock mining boom has swept into the Great Lakes.  In a region with almost no history of hardrock or “sulfide” mining, there is now extensive exploration, a score of proposed developments, and one […] Read more >

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Montana Mine Could be Death Sentence for Grizzlies

5/25/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana is one of the wildest places on earth, and the only protected land in the 2.3 million acre Kootenai National Forest. Here, one of North America’s most endangered grizzly bear populationsmoves across a […] Read more >

Grizzlies in Bristol Bay, Alaska and in Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana are at risk from proposed mining projects. Photo: USFWS.

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

2/28/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

An eye-opening new report from our friends at Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada catalogues the wide range of damage to ecosystems, wildlife and human health caused by hardrock mining and identifies the world’s bodies of water in greatest jeopardy from toxic […] Read more >

Valentine for Bristol Bay- Jewelers oppose Pebble Mine

2/14/2012 // By Nic Callero

Here is a tough question: How do you get a sportsman, a mans man to write a valentines day themed blog post? How do you motivate someone who is much more interested in talking about fishing for Pink Salmon than […] Read more >

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