EPA Acts to Protect Salmon from Pebble Mine

In tremendous news for salmon, wildlife, and people who prize solitude, spectacular scenery, and outdoor recreation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it will initiate a formal process under …

Tribes Demand Responsible Mining and Clean Water

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 …

House Members Speak Up for Clean Water, Safe Communities

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), …

Tribal Member

Honoring the River

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 …

Lower Slate Lake, Alaska

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

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 …

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

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 …

EPA Warns Pebble Mine Would Harm Alaska’s Salmon

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft of its long-awaited ecological risk assessment of large-scale mining in the pristine Nushagak River and Kvichak River watersheds of Alaska’s …

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean …

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