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  • Is a gold mine's discharge illegal?

    The Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine near Victor, Colo., is the largest open-pit gold mine in the state, and, according to the Sierra Club and the Mineral Policy Center, is also the state's biggest polluter.

  • A mine falls, and a tribe may get the shaft

    Part of the price of stopping the planned New World Mine near Yellowstone may turn out to be the development of coal reserves along Otter Creek, next to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation

  • Summitville mine boss indicted

    Tom Chisholm, former environmental manager of the bankrupt Summitville Mine is indicted by the EPA for his part in Colorado's worst environmental disaster.

  • STOP-M in Oregon

    Ballot initiative would require that new mines be started only by companies with clean records.

  • The labyrinthine nature of mine waste regulations

    Environmental Protection Agency wants to put gold and copper mines under Superfund regulations.

  • Gold mines are sucking aquifers dry

    Gold mines are dewatering aquifers along Nevada's Humboldt River.

  • Was cleanup a "taking'?

    The company that owns the land on which the disastrous Summitville Mine sits files "takings" suit against the state and federal government.

  • How Montana fouled a family's water

    Cyanide from a defunct gold mill has contaminated Jan and David Zimmerman's well water.

  • The Forest Service battles placer mining with an obscure law

    The Forest Service battles placer mining with an obscure law

    A little-known 1955 law gives the Forest Service a way to shut down placer mining claims along some Western rivers.

  • Gold may bury tribe's path to its past

    The Quechan tribe is fighting the Bush administration's revival of a controversial mine in California's southern Mojave Desert, where Glamis Gold Ltd. plans to mine gold on a site sacred to the tribe.

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