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You Couldn't Vote, Laura -- But Barack Could Still Be President

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The head of the Northwest Mining Association is upset that Interior Secretary Salazar wants to reform the The General Mining Act of 1872, saying "I don't hear anyone calling it out of date."

VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal

Assignment Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New federal mining rules, a parting gift to the coal industry from the Bush administration, will allow mining companies to blast even more mountain pe...