Scientists Were Doing A Huge Safety Study About Mountaintop Coal Mining. The Trump Administration Halted It, With No Plans To Start Again.
A study about the dangers of mountaintop coal mining has been suspended by the Trump administration. “It looks like it’s just an attempt to stop it forever,” one expert said.
Private War: Erik Prince Has His Eye On Afghanistan's Rare Metals
BuzzFeed News is publishing the slide presentation by the founder of Blackwater to privatize the Afghan war and mine Afghanistan's valuable minerals. He pitched the proposal to the Trump administration. Prince told BuzzFeed News, "You're a fucking hack."
Canadian Disaster Raises Alarm About Shaky U.S. Dams
A Canadian catastrophe reveals flaws in dams holding back mine wastewater, often laced with toxic metals that can travel for miles downstream. Hundreds of mining dams in the U.S. are at risk of causing severe environmental damage, illness, and even deaths.
More Than 1,000 Miners Might Have Been Wrongly Denied Black Lung Benefits, Government Says
The Department of Labor has told coal miners that a Johns Hopkins doctor might have wrongly ruled out that they have the disease, effectively denying them benefits. The government is responding to a series of investigative stories published last year by the Center for Public Integrity in partnership with ABC News.
Two-Headed Mutant Trout Is An Adorable Harbinger Of Environmental Catastrophe
You know what they say—two heads are better than not being a genetic aberration as a result of selenium pollution! From an environmental impact study by mining company J.R. Simplot, here are two babies spawned by trout captured in Idaho creeks. Even though Simplot documented these and other mutations, their study determined they should be allowed to dump even more chemicals into the water supply.