Natural Resources

"Debate Simmers Over Name Of Devils Tower Monument In Wyoming"

"CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When President Theodore Roosevelt designated the country’s first national monument 110 years ago, the proclamation inadvertently left out a punctuation mark, and what was supposed to be Devil’s Tower became Devils Tower instead."

Source: AP, 10/06/2016

"Coal: $1B Cleanup And Aid Bill Attempts To Bridge East-West Divide"

"Workers are finally moving a mountain eyesore that has towered above Ehrenfeld, Pa., for decades. The coal refuse piles — polluting remnants of a mine that opened in 1903 in the borough of roughly 200 people just north of Johnstown, Pa. — are part of a $10 billion inventory of long-pending abandoned mine site cleanups around the country."

Source: Greenwire, 09/30/2016

One Tribe's 'Long Walk' Upstream For Environmental And Cultural Justice

"Pre-dawn purple and gold and orange swirl deep overhead as the waterfront stirs to life. It's 6 a.m. at Menekaunee Harbor, where the Menominee River empties into Lake Michigan: Workers file into buildings, heavy machinery fires up and 18-wheelers roar and belch and hit the road."

Source: EHN, 09/29/2016

"Mining Leaves A Wisconsin Tribe's Hallowed Sites At Risk"

"MENOMINEE RESERVATION, Wisc. — Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago. 'I was in a van and when we drove by the White Rapids I looked over and saw an elder sitting on a dam, in full Indian regalia,' Reiter says. 'He flagged me down, I climbed the dam, and he started talking to me in Menominee.'"

Source: EHN, 09/19/2016

"Mining Town Emerging From Superfund Cleanup With Optimism"

"For decades, a creek in the mountains west of Denver sometimes ran yellow from toxic waste gurgling out of abandoned mines — a painfully familiar story in the picturesque wreckage of Colorado's 1859 gold rush. But after a three-decade, $62 million Superfund cleanup, Clear Creek now lives up to its pristine-sounding name, at least most of the time."

Source: AP, 09/19/2016


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