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  • A fruit-grower opposes mining - and tourism

    In his own words, orchardist Estevan Arellano speaks of querencia - love of home - and how it is threatened by Summo's planned copper mine.

  • A mine turns two landowners into activists

    In their own words, Kay Howe and Claudia Akers discuss how their homesteading in Utah's Lisbon Valley turned them into anti-mining activists.

  • A scarlet "A' for ASARCO?

    ASARCO's plans to mine copper in Arizona's Santa Rita Mountains have been put on hold.

  • Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine

    Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine

    Some of the last surviving salmon-based cultures turn to the EPA to protect their communities.

  • Battle brews over a wilderness mother lode

    Activists are fighting a copper and silver mine planned for underneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana.

  • Busted town pursues industrial recreation

    Anaconda wants to boost its economy by building a golf course on top of its tailings piles.

  • Can a copper firm restore a blasted ecosystem?

    Kennecott Copper wants to clean up Bingham Canyon copper mine on its own, while Environmental Protection Agency wants to make it a Superfund site.

  • Copper mine rouses opposition

    Carlota Copper Co.'s plan to dredge and fill Arizona's Pinto Creek in a mining operation leads to strong opposition throughout the state.

  • Did toxic stew cook the goose?

    The deaths of 342 migrating snow geese in Montana's Berkeley Pit are blamed on the pit's toxicity by environmentalists, although the mine disputes it.

  • EPA to ASARCO: Time to pay

    The EPA fines ASARCO $62 million with most of the money going to clean up a copper mine in Ray, Ariz., and a smelter in East Helena, Mont.

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