mining

Coming Soon to Minnesota Mining Industry: Former BP CEO Tony Hayward?

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward reportedly has been hired, and I am not making this up, as the head of environment and safety at Glencore, a multinational mining and commodities trading company. And his next stop could be in Minnesota.

Killer Coal Starring in “The Last Mountain”

I was reading through a report last week that the Governor of West Virginia’s independent investigation panel just released their findings on what led to Massey Energy’s coal mine explosion …

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 …

Polluters Insist on More Mountaintop Mining Pollution in Exchange for Budget Deal

Outrageous. Instead of getting serious about settling the budget crisis before a government shutdown, comfortable politicians are sitting in Washington, DC and threatening to undermine all the work being done …

Taking a Visit to the Other West Virginia, Where the Mountains No Longer Stand

I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years, and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia so close to my backyard has been a saving grace. How …

NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine

Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing …

Jewelers Value Wildlife Over Gold

Two foreign corporations propose building the largest gold and copper mine in North America (ironically named the Pebble Mine) in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Recognizing that a mine …

Virginia’s Cold Water Streams Dealt a Major Blow

Virginia’s treasured cold water streams and associated fisheries and wildlife have just been dealt a major blow while the coal lobby won a huge victory in the General Assembly with …

Alaska Natives Speak Out Against Pebble Mine

While visiting Anchorage I had the pleasure to join in solidarity with Alaska natives to voice my opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine – a proposal is to build one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines entrenched at the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s unparalleled wild salmon fishery.

Public Lands, Private Profit: NBC Looks at Need for Mining Reform

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy You can learn more about the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to modernize America’s mining laws at OurPublicLands.org.

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