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  • River Redux

    Six decades after Friant Dam killed off the San Joaquin River’s spring-run chinook, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Friant Water Users Authority are working with the federal government to restore both the fish and the river

  • Nevada BLM cleans out cleanup project manager

    Earle Dixon says the Bureau of Land Management fired him because he tried to enforce environmental and public safety laws in the course of the Yerington Mine cleanup in Nevada

  • Will a mining-reform victory hold water in Nevada?

    The "perpetual treatment" trust fund requirement faces its first challenge in Nevada, where the mining industry and the EPA disagree over how much money will be needed to treat long-lasting pollution at the Phoenix mine

  • New hope for abandoned mines

    U.S. Reps. Mark Udall (D) and Bob Schaffer (R) of Colorado propose an amendment to the Clean Water Act to offer good Samaritans protection from liability in cleaning up abandoned hardrock mines and their polluted streams.

  • The fractured states of mining reclamation

    A comparison of mine reclamation in Western states shows the specifics of reclamation very widely in each state.

  • Reclamation's mixed bag

    The art and science of mine reclamation is very complicated, and so far there have not been enough long-term successes to learn from.

  • Closing the wounds

    If the 1993 New Mexico Mining Act is allowed to work, it could usher in a new era of mine reclamation in which mines actually have to clean up and pay for the messes they leave behind.

  • State proposes mother-lode mine fee

    New Mexico presents Phelps Dodge with a plan that could cost the company $759 billion to close out and clean up its Chino Mine near Silver City, the state's largest.

  • Small mines stay under the radar

    Near Virginia City, Mont., and throughout the West, small mines face minimal regulation and oversight, and private landowners and the state are often left with huge cleanup costs and polluted streams.

  • Reclaiming a golden landscape

    In a precedent-setting move, a Montana judge says that the Golden Sunlight Mine has to reclaim land whether or not it's made a profit on mining.

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