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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Colorado considers a mining ban

    In the wake of the Summitville Mine disaster, Colorado environmentalists are following Montana's example and working on initiative to ban cyanide in new open-pit gold mines in the state and to stop expansion of the Cripple Creek & Victor mine.

  • Mine proposal stumbles

    The BLM is told it can turn down mines that harm environmental or cultural resources after critics say Glamis Imperial Corp.'s planned open-pit gold mine in southeastern California will hurt Quechan Indian sacred sites and the threatened desert tortoise.

  • Weighing artifacts against gold

    The BLM orders a two-year moratorium on a cyanide heap-leach gold mine planned by Glamis Imperial Corp. for land in California near Yuma, Ariz., that the Quechan Indians say is sacred.

  • Mining on the run

    The Montana Mining Association's lone remaining employee, Executive Director Jill Andrews, blames last November's initiative, which restricts open-pit cyanide heap-leach mining, for destroying her industry in the state.

  • No go for a gold mine

    The controversial Battle Mountain gold mine in Okanogan, Wash., is denied a plan of operations because - ironically - the mine fails to meet the requirements of the 1872 Mining Law.

  • Gold mine capsizes in Westwater Canyon

    Rafters and environmentalists rejoice because the federal government orders the removal of Ron Pene's controversial gold mine in Utah's Westwater Canyon.

  • State senate says voters weren't very smart

    Montana legislators are trying to find ways to get around the recently passed voter initiative 137, which halts new or expanded cyanide leach gold mines.

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