Pollution

Latest: Critics skeptical of mining company’s plans for restoration
Latest: Critics skeptical of mining company’s plans for restoration
Midas Gold hopes to reopen and revitalize an abandoned gold mining site in Idaho.
The impermanence of wonder and whales
The impermanence of wonder and whales
A writer comes to grips with the plight of the Puget Sound orca.
Interior Department issues order to avoid settlements
Interior Department issues order to avoid settlements
Critics say the decree will slow down the implementation of enacted laws.
Pollution in paradise
Idaho's beautiful Silver Valley and Lake Coeur d'Alene build a new resort economy on a toxic stew of mining waste.
An 'unfair, inflexible' bid to clean Montana's water
Montana's Clean Water Initiative arouses fierce industry protest with its plan to keep long-lived hardrock mining wastes out of the water.
Polluted waters divide Oregon
The Oregon Clean Streams Initiative, if passed, would enact the toughest grazing restrictions in the West in an attempt to keep cattle from fouling the waters.
Who you gonna call?
The Mineral Policy Center publishes "The Green Mining Guide: Mining Experts You Can Call."
Feds go after Summitville boss
Justice Department lawyers go after Canadian mining magnate Robert Friedland for the Summitville gold mine cleanup in Colorado.
Getting the lead out
The Inland Empire Public Lands Council's video, "Get the Lead Out!", warns citizens about toxic mining waste polluting the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene watershed.
Fish kill doesn't sway the EPA
Despite the killing of fish by polluted water in Montana's Clark Fork River, the EPA still says the removal of the toxic mining sediments that caused the problem is not worth the money.
Montanans take to the ballot
A coalition of sportsmen, ranchers and environmentalists called Montanans for Clean Water puts an initiative on the fall ballot designed to toughen the state's water laws.
1995: 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.
Congress fights to restore a filthy past
Memories of the horrors of corporate water pollution before environmental regulation prompt the author to warn Congress against weakening the law.
Restoring a watershed
The Sierra Club's map of the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene watershed draws attention to the area's pollution and offers advice.
Citizen action gets results
Texaco agrees to clean up North Platte River pollution from a defunct oil refinery after Sierra Club sues.
Horses must back off
Horses are banned from acequia because of pollution problems.
The list no Idaho stream wants to be on
EPA increases official list of Idaho's polluted rivers to 800.
The Great River becomes a great sewer
The bi-national program Project del Rio monitors the increasing pollution of the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border.
From driveways to watersheds
Effort launched to reduce nonpoint pollution to Truckee River through education and conservation.
Seattle resident turns open sewers back into streams
John Beal crusades to restore northwest streams.
Wet and wild symposium
Water, Wet & Wild: Flowing into the 21st Century symposium planned.
From driveways to watersheds
Booklet Protecting Our Water Resources aims to reduce Truckee River pollution.
Idaho's unsettling sediment
Government study shows Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene contaminated by mining sediments.
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