Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s crunch time for stopping the “abominable” proposed Pebble gold mine near Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay. What would the most famous animated miner do?“Silver and gold, silver and gold Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold How do you measure its worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.” “Silver and Gold”, from the TV special “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964) Some people […]
Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Mining companies are seeking to build a large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska.1 A mine in this area would pollute wetlands, streams and lakes, and put salmon and other fish species at risk.  More than 65 percent of Alaskans and 80 percent of Bristol Bay residents, including indigenous peoples, strongly oppose […]
Grand Canyon (Photo: Sam Loyd on Unsplash)

Uranium mining on the Grand Canyon’s doorstep? Not if we can help it.The Grand Canyon: “You cannot improve on it.” On a visit in 1903, Teddy Roosevelt said of the Grand Canyon: “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”It’s one of the most spectacular […]
Boundary Waters hearing

Nearly 900 people packed a stuffy high school auditorium in northeastern Minnesota, Tuesday evening, to give emotional testimony both for and against the contentious issue of mining in and around the Boundary Waters. Polluter profiteers are pushing to conduct a toxic form of mineral extraction called sulfide mining next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Runoff from this kind […]