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  • Good Samaritan bill could clean up old mines

    A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. John Salazar could make it easier for environmental groups and others to clean up pollution at thousands of orphaned hardrock mines

  • The Latest Bounce

    Mining company allowed to dump waste into Alaskan lake; Colorado split-estate bill unravels; Arizona’s Oak Flat may become a copper mine

  • Mining waste dumped in streams — and now lakes

    The Bush administration has reclassified mining waste as "fill," and now a gold mine plans to dump its waste directly into an Alaskan lake

  • Factory wants to squeeze cheese underground

    The Hilmar Cheese Company near Modesto, Calif., wants to dig a deep well to dispose of its salty, milky wastewater

  • Follow-up

    Ag Secretary Mike Johanns says his agency may relax ban on slaughtering "downer" cows for human consumption; California sets official, but nonbinding, goals for perchlorate in drinking water; San Juan Generating Station to cut mercury and other emissions

  • Colorado River kisses a toxic mess good-bye

    The Department of Energy finally agrees to move the Atlas uranium mine tailings pile away from Moab, Utah, and the flood risk of the Colorado River.

  • Follow-up

    EPA will investigate allegations that bunk science led to approval of hydraulic fracturing; racketeering lawsuit against environmentalist dismissed; ACLU sues over BLM’s decision to Wyoming’s Martin’s Cove historic site to Mormon Church

  • A leak-proof fuel tank? No such thing

    Diesel fuel – leaking from a massive railroad refueling depot –slips into a major drinking water aquifer on the Idaho-Washington border.

  • EPA pulls back on fish-killing rule change

    The Environmental Protection Agency withdraws a proposed rule change that would have allowed fatal amounts of selenium in fish.

  • Oceans need a sea change

    New reports from the United States Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission agree that America’s oceans are over-fished, polluted, and in desperate need of new management policies

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