Some Pavillion, Wyoming landowners have water that smells and tastes like gasoline. It s cloudy, and particles float in it. It didn t used to be this way.
A huge coal strip-mining operation proposed on Alaska s Chuitna River by the owner of the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah has drawn the ire of groups concerned about the mine s contribution to global warming.
Richard Bass, who owns the prominent Utah resort, has partnered with William H. Hunt to form PacRim Coal LLC, which has submitted permit applications to build a coal mine directly on top of 11 miles of prime salmon fisheries feeding the Cook Inlet.
The AP reports today that states, seeking new sources of revenue, are allowing or considering allowing drilling for gas inside state parks. Has it really come to this?
Chesapeake Energy told state regulators they "may have" caused a series of minor earthquakes in North Texas, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Quote of the day:
"The superimposition of mining sites in Lobeke and Boumba Bek national parks and some logging concessions, runs counter to international engagements made by the state of Cameroon, with regards to biodiversity protection." -- from Cameroon: mining threatens wildlife (Africa News)
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