Natural Resources

"Gold Discovery Stirs Fear About Effects to Glacier NP's Headwaters"

"A Canadian mining company's discovery last week of high-grade gold deposits north of Glacier National Park has raised alarm among environmentalists that development of the deposits could imperil Montana's Flathead River Valley and fragment North America's most prized grizzly habitat."

Source: Greenwire, 12/18/2009

"OSM Director Promises To Reduce Mining's Impact"

"The new head of the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement promised Wednesday to find a way to reduce the impacts of mountaintop removal mining on Appalachian streams, forests and communities. But OSM Director Joe Pizarchik said he would not seek what most coalfield and national environmental groups are advocating: a ban on the practice."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 12/10/2009


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