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The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

EPA Chief Apologizes For Huge Colorado Mine Spill

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency was remorseful Tuesday after an EPA safety team accidentally caused 3 million gallons o...

100 Years After the Eastland: Three Deadly Illinois Disasters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nearly 100 years after the single biggest loss of life event in the continental United States in the 20th century, video of the disaster keeps popping up. The steamship the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people.

ARCO To Pay Millions After Mine Contamination

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Laila Kearney Nov 7 (Reuters) - Residents of a small Nevada city won up to $20 million in a class action lawsuit that claimed Atlan...

Chilean Miner Trapped

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Rescue workers were clearing rubble by hand Monday to reach a man trapped 300 meters (984 feet) underground following a collapse in...

Cambodia Explosion Injures 4 American Mining Experts

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Four American demining experts were wounded Tuesday by an accidental explosion at Cambodia's main training center for the remo...

EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Generates Widespread Applause, Intensifies Opposition to Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

As EPA's scientific review found, the Pebble Mine would devastate the region -- its wild salmon fishery, its people, its communities, and its economy.

Dominican Republic Bets On Gold To Boost Economy

AP | BEN FOX and EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 07.03.2012 | Latino Voices

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- One of the world's largest gold mining operations is about to open in the Dominican Republic, where the industry ...

Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Wall Street and Big Coal corporations have no better friend than Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), the "prince of pork" and powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Wisconsin Mayor: 'I Pray Every Night' For New Mine

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

MADISON, Wis. -- The idyllic Penokee Range is a hiker's paradise, a thickly forested ridge running 20 miles from Lake Superior's shoreline across far ...

The F Word: Catastrophes Every Day for Profit

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"It's premature to say this is catastrophic." The words of Gulf Coast Coast Guard Commander Mary Landry about the BP oil spill Tuesday were spoken as ...

Dan Froomkin

Was Lack Of Government Transparency A Factor In Mine Deaths? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in January, three months before the massive explosion that killed 29 miners at a Massey Energy mine in West Virginia, a federal mine safety inspe...

Max Follmer

Tougher Mine Safety Rules Clear Hurdle In House | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A panel of lawmakers investigating the August mine disaster that claimed nine lives at Crandall Canyon in Utah approved tougher mine safety rules Wedn...

3,000 Workers Trapped Underground In South African Mine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

About 3,000 miners were trapped underground Wednesday when a water pipe burst and probably caused a shaft to collapse in a South African gold mine, un...