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  • Nevada tribe says kitty litter plan stinks

    The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony of Hungry Valley, Nev., is fighting Oil-Dri Corporation's plan to mine clay on nearby public land and process it into kitty litter.

  • Silver Valley residents sue for damages

    A class-action lawsuit could force five former mining companies to pay for a medical monitoring program detecting health effects from lead and arsenic contamination for 100,000 people in the Coeur d'Alene Basin.

  • Neighborly mining negotiations sour

    In Montana, a consensus effort between environmental groups and the Stillwater Mining Co. have stalled over the mine's insistence that environmental data be kept secret and lawsuits not allowed.

  • Mining out the middleman

    In Montana, the Stillwater Mining Co. and local citizens' groups have signed a legally binding "good neighbor" agreement that holds the palladium mine to strict environmental standards in exchange for environmentalists agreeing to drop a lawsuit.

  • Farm it or mine it?

    Local farmers are fighting a proposed gravel mine on 550 acres of fertile farmland near the Willamette River north of Eugene, Oregon.

  • Coalition ushers a mine off sacred ground

    A coalition of Indian tribes and the Sierra Club finally shuts down Arizona Tufflite's White Vulcan Mine in the San Francisco Peaks, which produced pumice for stone-washed jeans on land Indians hold sacred.

  • Mining may need some brakes

    The Mineral Policy Center's new report, "Six Mines, Six Mishaps," says that outmoded mining regulations can be environmental disasters, while the National Academy of Sciences' report, "Hardrock Mining on Federal Lands," defends the existing laws.

  • More than numbers: The dead of Idaho's Sunshine Mine

    In The Deep Dark, Gregg Olsen tells the tragic story of the 1972 fire in the Sunshine Mine in Idaho’s Silver Valley, which took the lives of 91 men

  • Can silver be mined safely from under a wilderness?

    Two companies want to mine the silver that lies underneath Montana's remote Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

  • Golden Dreams, Poisoned Streams

    "Golden Dreams, Poisoned Streams" by Carlos D. Da Rosa and James Lyon, is reviewed by Heather Abel.

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