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  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • Think Target and Home Depot invade your privacy? Political campaigns might be worse

    01/28/2016 5:30:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 27, 2016 | Evan Halper
    When presidential candidates turn to data crunchers at Rocket Fuel in Silicon Valley for help finding voters who want tougher immigration enforcement, the firm comes up with a surprisingly specific answer: Chevy truck drivers who like Starbucks. The data modeling from Rocket Fuel shows that this group leans against a path to citizenship for workers in the U.S. illegally. And these particular voters have become surprisingly easy – some argue creepily so – for campaigns to find and approach. So have consumers of frozen vegetables, who are more likely to oppose abortion. As have people curious about diabetes, a group...
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to...

    01/23/2016 3:38:57 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Intellihub.com ^ | 23 Jan 2016 | Shepard Ambellas
    PRINCETON, Ore. - As it turns out there's a lot more to the story behind the Malheur Wildlife Refuge-a whole lot more-and this article is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. As you may or may not know, Intellihub reported on Jan. 4, that the Hammond's ranch and other ranch-lands surrounding the refuge sit atop a vast swath of precious metals, minerals, and uranium that's heavily desired by not only the federal government, but foreign entities as well. However, at the time of the article's publication the federal government's full motive to seize the land was not yet known...
  • VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land

    01/20/2016 9:44:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 1/20/16 | VIDEO: Federal Employees Brag About Swindling WWII Vets Off Their Land Jim Hoft
    This will make your blood boil. Federal employees with the Park Service brag about how they swindled two World War II veterans off the land for pennies on the dollar. Federal employees revel in the fact that they swindle land from private property owners at pennies on the dollar, in astonishing admissions captured in a recently released video. “We went out to the mine and the owners were two little guys that had been in the Second World War,” a California park service employee recalls at a retirement celebration for Mojave National Preserve Superintendent Mary Martin in 2005. The employee...
  • 2015 Was Do or Die for Bitcoin Miners But Promise Lies Ahead

    01/08/2016 10:14:02 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 2 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | 1/8/16 | David Carlson
    Dave Carlson is a software engineer and 10-year veteran startup entrepreneur. Beginning in 1999, Dave has played a primary role in several multimillion dollar startups and personal ventures. In 2010, Dave discovered bitcoin and soon after founded "decentralized" bitcoin mining firm MegaBigPower. 2015 continued the trend: as the price of bitcoin fell and mining difficulty rose, miners were forced to sell both their bitcoin holdings and newly mined bitcoins to cover operating expenses and fuel growth. This increased downward pressure on the price of bitcoin, and gives us all a painful reminder of how this network is designed with respect...
  • Native American San Carlos Apache tribe takes on BHP, Rio Tinto over plans to mine sacred site

    12/28/2015 2:03:07 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 12/27/2015 | Stephanie March
    A group of Native Americans in Arizona is taking on two Australian resources giants to try to save a sacred desert campground from being destroyed by a huge mining development. Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of Australia's Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, plans to turn the area around the Oak Flat campsite in the Tonto National Forest into the biggest copper mine in North America. Members of the local San Carlos Apache tribe said Oak Flat was a sacred place where they had held religious and cultural ceremonies for centuries. "It is no different to what people can relate to about...
  • Environmentalists file intent to sue federal agencies over power plant ( Four Corners )

    12/25/2015 11:05:31 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | December 24, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    Groups question keeping Four Corners Power Plant open for 25 more years. A coalition of environmental groups has filed a notice of intent to sue the Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others over a July decision to allow the Four Corners Power Plant to operate through 2041. A coalition of environmental groups announced earlier this week its intent to take legal action against several federal agencies for extending operations at the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine just outside Farmington. On Dec. 21, San Juan Citizen Alliance, among other regional and national conservation groups,...
  • New Belgium, Ben & Jerry’s donate $100K to fight climate change ( Colorado )

    12/16/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    BizWest ^ | December 15, 2015 | Dallas Heltzell
    FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's to donate $100,000 to a California-based nonprofit that works to mobilize the snow-sports community to battle climate change. The two "B-corp" companies, Fort Collins-based New Belgium and South Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry's, partnered to create a special beer and ice cream, with a portion of their proceeds going to Pacific Palisades, Calif.-based Protect Our Winters. The companies presented the check to POW on Friday during a celebration at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. ... In addition to fundraising for POW, the campaign encouraged people to...
  • The Clinton Colombia connection: a secret investment fund (primed w/ billions in foreign aid)

    11/27/2015 4:31:39 AM PST · by Liz · 59 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/27/15 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    Hillary Clinton is upping her anti-Wall Street rhetoric, amid reports that the Clinton Foundation is running a private-equity company down in Colombia.The same private-equity field dissed by 2008 Obama in hundreds of millions of dollars of negative ads against Mitt Romney b/c Romney earned his fortune w/ a PEF. The Bogota-based Fondo Acceso, started in 2010 by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and mining millionaire Frank Giustra....$20 million seed funding supposedly came from the Clinton Foundations Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and Carlos Slims the SLIM Foundation, the Washington Free Beacon reports. In an ominous sign, Fondo Acceso took down...
  • Superior, Arizona - An Old Mining Camp with Many Lives

    12/11/2015 9:44:17 AM PST · by JimSEA · 36 replies
    Arizona Geological Survey ^ | 12/2015 | David Briggs
    Silver King Mine (1875-1920) In 1873, a soldier named Sullivan, who had been involved in the construction of the road that had become the main route between the Globe area and valleys of the Salt and Gila rivers was returning to camp one evening, when he found several heavy, black nuggets of metallic material near the base of Stoneman’s Grade (Short et al, 1943). Although he had little knowledge of minerals, he figured that he must have found something unusual. He kept the black nuggets and returned to camp without saying any- thing about his discovery to the other soldiers....
  • New detector perfect for asteroid mining, planetary research

    11/21/2015 8:16:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 20, 2015 | by David Salisbury & Provided by: Vanderbilt University
    Concept of an asteroid redirect mission. Credit: NASA ==================================================================================================================================== The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. The legal step was taken when the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed a bill titled H.R. 2262—SPACE Act of 2015. The bill has a number of measures designed to facilitate commercial space development, including a provision that gives individuals or companies ownership of any material that they mine in outer space. According to one estimate,...
  • Book Review: Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder

    11/17/2015 4:26:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder, by J. David Lowell 496 pages, Published by Sentinel Peak Press, University of Arizona, 2014 J. David Lowell is a hero directly out of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, but in real life. This little promoted book is an inspirational account of a life built on the American dream, a questioning and active mind, physical courage and achievement that enriched the entire world. The book is a true life adventure novel. It was hard to put down. I read longer into the night than I should have. It was impossible...
  • Obama Leads But No One Follows In Climate Change Fight

    11/08/2015 6:20:09 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Energy: The resident wants to decarbonize the planet by killing fossil-fuel production and its high-paying jobs. Almost no other nation is following his lead despite the promises that will be made at the Paris climate summit. Last week we learned in a Reuters report that Asia will build 500 coal-burning electric generation plants this year alone. An additional 1,000 are planned in China, India, Japan, Indonesia and other countries. The latest projections are that 40% of the added power generation in Southeast Asia by 2040 will be coal-fired. Does this sound like a continent that's taking the alarm bells of...
  • Nine rules for exploration success from the world's best mine finder

    10/29/2015 9:25:41 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 8 replies
    Mining.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | Michael McCray
    Simply put, you just have to be out of the office, in the field and drilling holes if you want to be making discoveries says legendary explorationist and geologist, Dave Lowell, in his book Intrepid Explorer – The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder. Lowell—this past century's most successful mining explorationist having discovered an unprecedented seventeen ore bodies including the world’s largest copper mine—distilled his years of wisdom into nine rules on making discoveries. Reprint of the nine rules was generously permitted by Sentinel Peak, The University of Arizona Press. I have a number of exploration rules that I...
  • Taliban is capturing Afghanistan's $1 trillion mining wealth

    10/23/2015 4:59:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    India Times ^ | Oct 22, 2015 | N/A
    Taliban fighters aren't just making gains on the battlefield: They're also bleeding away a revenue source that is crucial for Afghanistan to pay for its military without US help. The Afghan government will earn about $30 million in 2015 from its mineral sector for the third straight year, far short of a previous projection of $1.5 billion, according to Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba. That's also a quarter of what smugglers -mostly linked to the Taliban and local warlords -earn annually selling rubies and emeralds, he said.
  • Government takes family's land near Area 51 [ Nevada ]

    10/20/2015 7:12:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KLAS-TV 8 News Now ^ | 10/19 2015 | Glen Meek
    LAS VEGAS - Private land overlooking the secret base at Area 51 has officially been taken from the owners and transferred to the United States Air Force. Last month, the U.S. Air Force condemned the Groom Mine property when the family who owns it rejected a government buyout they felt was unjust. The I-Team broke the story of the family's fight with the government. The Sheahan family, which until now owned the mine, knew they faced an uphill fight. They also expected the government would probably take the land through eminent domain even though the Sheahan's owned it since Abe...
  • Mining on 10 Million Acres in Six States Impacted by BLMs Proposed Withdrawal ( sage-grouse )

    10/10/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Mining Alliance ^ | October 9, 2015 | mucker
    On September 24, 2015, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Proposed Withdrawal (BLM notice), proposing to withdraw from mineral location and entry federal lands identified as sagebrush focal areas in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The BLM notice commences a two-year temporary segregation period, prohibiting location and entry of new mining claims on BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands in these sagebrush focal areas. If the BLM decides to withdraw the area at the end of the segregation period, the withdrawal will last up to 20 years, but could be extended in the...
  • More layoffs hit Bowie coal mine ( Colorado, Utah, and )

    09/30/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resource Partners plans to lay off nearly 100 people at its Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia in the latest setback to coal employment in the North Fork Valley. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates laying off 78 workers and 19 contractors from the mine, where 181 full-time employees and 19 contractors work now. ... it is continuing to evaluate the market for the mines coal after losing a contract to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority a year ago. The loss of that contract caused Bowie to eliminate about 150 jobs at that time. Bowie operates three underground...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLMs Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Cigar Lake mine officially starts production

    09/28/2015 8:49:51 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 2 replies
    Mining.com ^ | 9/27/2015 | Andrew TopfRSS Icon
    One of the planet's richest uranium mines has officially declared production, putting an end to 34 years of delay for the project, majority-owned by Cameco Corporation (TSX, NYSE: CCO). Last week Cameco and Areva senior management including Cameco president and CEO Tim Gitzel cut the ribbon on the mine, located in the uranium-rich Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan. They also led dignitaries including Saskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd and community leaders from northern Saskatchewan on a tour of the underground workings. "We are happy to celebrate these two major uranium mining assets in Saskatchewan, the Cigar Lake mine and the...
  • Iran Says Finds Unexpectedly High Uranium Reserve

    09/12/2015 5:02:20 AM PDT · by edpc · 60 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12 Sept 2015 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Saturday.
  • Another Colorado coal mine to undergo federal environmental review

    09/12/2015 7:46:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Cathy Proctor
    A second northwestern Colorado coal mine will undergo a review of the mine's environmental impact following an agreement reached by the federal government, the mine's owners and WildEarth Guardians.. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Interiors Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper Mining Inc. and WildEarth Guardians was filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Denver. The agreement gives the federal government until the end of April to complete a new review of the mines operations. ... Our miners must be allowed to keep working to supply Craig Station with the coal thats needed to supply the grid...
  • Shut down coal mines, group urges ( WildEarth Guardians : Colorado)

    08/07/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 6, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Industry blasts suggestion as harmful to the country. A conservation group that has succeeded in dealing recent legal setbacks to western Colorado coal mines called Thursday for a phase-out of federal coal leasing to help combat climate change. Its time for the Interior Department to shut it down, Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program director for WildEarth Guardians, said in a news release. The group outlined a plan for ending the federal coal program over 10 to 25 years through a moratorium on leasing publicly owned coal, retiring existing leases that arent producing, honestly reporting the climate impacts of the...
  • Community convenes for Colowyo ( Coal mining & electric power Jobs: Colorado )

    07/31/2015 1:03:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcements environmental assessment. Ray Beck, Craig mayor, opened the gathering by telling the audience about the economic significance of Colowyo mines 220 jobs to Craig and Northwest Colorado. This is not the time to slow down, Beck said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback on the development of the mines new environmental assessment. When the OMSREs recommendation to approve mining plans for...
  • Texas-owned private jet owned impounded in Congo

    02/20/2011 9:17:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    A private jet owned by a North Texas company has been impounded for the past 2 1/2 weeks and its passengers and crew detained by the Congolese government in central Africa, where officials say it was used to smuggle gold from rebel territories in the nation's eastern provinces. The plane was leased by Southlake Aviation, based in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth, to a subsidiary of CAMAC International, The Dallas Morning News reported in its Sunday editions. CAMAC company is owned by Kase Lawal, a Nigerian-born Houston oil tycoon an appointee of President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmens Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer including New Belgium Brewery because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines, said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. Craig is a coal mine town. WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • WildEarth Guardians' natural habitat is a courtroom ( NM & Colorado )

    07/23/2015 7:16:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | July 21, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Though a relatively small organization with only 26 people on staff, WildEarth Guardians litigious nature has established the environmental advocacy group as a dominant voice in the national debate about environmental policy. From 2010 to present, Guardians have initiated a total of 152 cases in federal district courts and 55 in the Circuit Court of Appeals for a total of 207 cases. In 2010 alone they filed 61 claims an average of about one per week. However, Guardians pervasiveness in the courts has not gone without criticism. In a 2012 analysis of WildEarth Guardians' legal activity, the conservative group...
  • WildEarth Guardians spokesperson to Craig: tough ####"

    07/17/2015 12:27:30 AM PDT · by kitchen · 28 replies
    Advancing Colorado ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Advancing Colorado
    <p>DENVER A spokesperson for the radical Santa Fe-based anti-coal group WildEarth Guardians showed no regard and no respect for the families and communities in Colorado who have everything to lose if the Colowyo mine is shut down.</p>
  • New study shows the economic effects of permitting delays on the U.S. mining industry

    07/10/2015 9:09:23 AM PDT · by JimSEA
    Mining.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Staff
    An eye-opening analysis by SNL Metals & Mining released today shows how delays in the U.S. mine permitting process diminish the value of a minerals project underscoring the urgent need for a streamlined permitting process. The study, commissioned by NMA, finds that a duplicative permitting process that can delay mining projects a decade or longer is hindering the U.S.s ability to meet a rising demand for minerals. The study, Permitting, Economic Value and Mining in the United States, reveals that an average domestic mining project can lose a third of its value due to permit delays, and increased cost...
  • DEADLINE! Government has Until Midnight to Save Colowyo ( Coal mining Jobs: Colorado )

    07/07/2015 3:06:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | July 7, 2015
    The community of Craig is holding its collective breath today, waiting on the feds to decide by midnight whether they will bother to challenge a court decision that threatens to shutter the Colowyo Mine. The Interior Department has gobbled up the entire period allotted to them to decide whether to appeal. We can only hope they have used this time wisely to decide in favor of the 200 plus workers whose jobs are on the line. And the lines in the proverbial sands have been clearly drawn. On one side is the radical environmental group WildEarth Guardians, who brought the...
  • Will Suncor's driverless trucks put Alberta truck drivers out of work?

    06/21/2015 11:02:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Driverless trucks are coming to Alberta's mining operations. Last week, Suncor Energy Inc. confirmed that it has entered a 5-year agreement with a Japanese manufacturer of autonomous vehicles. The company has already agreed to buy 175 driverless trucks, and a spokesperson says it plans to replace its entire fleet by the end of the decade. Local union members are concerned that the technology could lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs. Day 6 got the reaction of two stakeholders from opposite ends of the automated vehicle debate: Barrie Kirk is is the executive director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles...
  • Gold Prospecting in the United States

    06/19/2015 10:00:40 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    Geology.com ^ | 2015 | Harold Kirkimo
    Anyone who pans for gold hopes to be rewarded by the glitter of colors in the fine material collected in the bottom of the pan. Although the exercise and outdoor activity experienced in prospecting are rewarding, there are few thrills comparable to finding gold. Even an assay report showing an appreciable content of gold in a sample obtained from a lode deposit is exciting. The would-be prospector hoping for financial gain, however, should carefully consider all the pertinent facts before deciding on a prospecting venture.
  • With Minntac layoffs, hardship hits the Iron Range

    06/01/2015 7:51:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-1-15 | Brady Slater
    On color-coded spreadsheets that displayed the names of about 350 laid-off Minntac workers Friday, the ones marked in orange were those of older union members who took voluntary layoffs so that younger members could continue working. About 200 of the names were highlighted in orange. "God bless them," United Steelworkers Local 1938 Vice President John Arbogast said as he reviewed the list at the
  • A glimpse at the future of commercial space mining, as the SPACE Act passes House of Representatives

    05/28/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Next Web News ^ | May 21, 2015 | Bryan Clark
    In a move that shows commercial space exploration is not just possible, but probable, the United States House of Representatives just passed the SPACE Act in order to lay down some general guidelines in case you want to, you know, start a mining operation in space. While private charters like Virgin Galactic, and colonization missions to Mars by the likes of SpaceX are all the rage these days, the bill would suggest that enough private organizations have an interest in mining valuable resources from space that the need for legislation is necessary. Bear in mind, not a single private company...
  • Controversy over global warming in Wyoming school curriculum

    05/23/2015 6:08:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Eagle News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    The proposed adoption of $300,000 worth of reading materials for Cody, Wyoming students stalled this week amid criticisms about the curriculums very liberal, very slanted view of the world. School board and community members spoke out against a slate of proposed materials for K-12 students that cover topics like global warming, evolution and race. The materials are published by education giant Pearson and Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ... that aligns with the national Common Core standards. But many in the community are concerned about how the texts address issues like global warming, which is treated as settled science ......
  • Alabamas Gold Rush: A Tiny Town Once Worth Millions

    05/15/2015 3:05:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    WAIT ^ | May 12, 2015 | Stephen Hauck
    Its a town most people in Alabama dont even know exists. But, thats not the way things have always been, as this tiny Tallapoosa County community was once one of the largest cities in Alabama. The reason can be found deep beneath the woods near the main road that runs through town. James Coy Powell, whose ancestors have lived in Goldville for generations, said he hopes the history of this town doesnt fade away like the population has. Its a sacred spot that I can go back and I can tell people like you, you know this wasnt easy back...
  • The Clinton connection to Russias claims on uranium

    04/23/2015 4:56:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Times of India ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jo Becker,NYT News Service
    The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir Putin's latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: "Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World." The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world's largest uranium producers and brought Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain. But the untold story behind that story is one that...
  • Clinton run for presidency swept up in Haitian gold mining permit affair

    03/09/2015 2:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MINING.COM ^ | 03/09/2015 | Andrew Topf
    The presidential ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton have become ensnared in an obscure gold-mining project in Haiti, as the Democratic favorite for the presidency begins her second run for the White House. In a story that suggests cronyism, questionable ethics and a blurring of the lines between charity and profiteering, The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of VCS Mining when the unlisted, Delaware-based junior was granted a permit to mine gold in Haiti following a massive earthquake on the impoverished island nation in 2010. The permit was the first to...
  • Scandals force Hillary Clinton to delay 2016 bid announcement

    03/25/2015 7:45:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/25/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Many of the key figures cited in a scathing inspector generals report this week are allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, marking the latest in a series of stumbles for the former first lady and secretary of state that likely forced her to delay her planned presidential campaign announcement.A Democratic strategist familiar with her teams thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Departments inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clintons brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former...
  • An Ex-President, a Mining Deal and a Big Donor (Clinton donor recd lucrative uranium mining deal)

    01/30/2008 8:19:48 PM PST · by bd476 · 146 replies · 2,130+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2008 | By JO BECKER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them. Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his...
  • Bill Clinton Linked To Uranium Scandal

    05/27/2009 7:37:26 PM PDT · by FromLori · 3 replies · 726+ views
    Here's a fascinating politics/energy/international relations story that's flying below the radar now, but feels as though it could get huge. The news starts with Uranium One (UUU), a Toronto-listed uranium miner, whose shares plunged 38% on news that the Kazakhstan government was probing whether certain Kazakh mines it owns were acquired illegally. Specifically, it's looking at potentially illegal asset sales by Mukhtar Dzhakishev, the former head of state-owned uranium miner Kazatomprom, who later sought favors from the man who sold the assets to, Frank Giustra, and Bill Clinton. Reuters: [O]ne deal in question was the sale of a 30 percent...
  • After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton Charity

    01/30/2008 6:55:36 PM PST · by mware · 76 replies · 11,540+ views
    New York Times ^ | 01/30/08 | Jo Becker & Don van Natta, jr.
  • NYP: CAN THE CLINTONS CHANGE?

    02/04/2008 8:41:02 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 128+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2008 | Editorial
    Bill Clinton just can't seem to keep his sleazy private dealings out of the news: This time, it's a 2005 dinner he shared with a wealthy mining mogul and Kazakhstan's president, after which the businessman wound up with a coveted contract in that country. The sordid story- about Clinton's meal with Kazakh strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev and UrAsia Energy Ltd. head Frank Giustra- ran on the front page of Thursday's New York Times. Reporters Jo Becker and Don Van Natta Jr. deserve kudos: They describe how Clinton praised the Kazakh dictator, absurdly, for "opening up the social and political life of...
  • BOOK: Hillary Gave Russian Govt. Half of U.S. Uranium Output to Reward Donors Company

    04/22/2015 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/15 | Breitbart News
    Editors Note: This story first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. We reprint in part here.Hillary Clintons State Department was part of a panel that approved the sale of one of Americas largest uranium mines at the same time a foundation controlled by the sellers chairman was making donations to a Clinton family charity, records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show.The $610 million sale of 51% of Uranium One to a unit of Rosatom, Russias state nuclear agency, was approved in 2010 by a U.S. federal committee that assesses the security implications of foreign investments. The State Department, which...
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    10/11/2010 10:35:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Eli Lake
    Four leading House Republicans, citing national security concerns, are urging Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to block the sale of a Wyoming-based uranium mine to an arm of the Russian government's main nuclear agency. The lawmakers are raising alarm over the proposed sale of a Powder River Basin, Wyoming-based uranium processing facility operated by Uranium One USA, a Canadian-based company, to Atomredmetzoloto, a subsidiary of the Russian government agency Rosatom, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by The Washington Times. The sale was first announced on Aug. 31, and the lawmakers claim that it could give Moscow control of up...
  • UPDATE on BREAKING NEWS: OREGON GOLD MINING STAND OFF WITH BLM.NEXT BUNDY RANCH

    04/14/2015 4:00:02 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 65 replies
    Agenda 21 Radio ^ | April 11 2015 | PAUL PRESTON
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  • Report: Big Morocco donation to Clinton foundation (Phosphate export firm)

    04/09/2015 5:15:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/9/15 | Stephen Braun - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) A phosphate export firm owned by the Moroccan government will give the Clinton Foundation a donation of at least $1 million in advance of a May meeting the charity is to host in Morocco, Politico reported Thursday. The gift adds to the Clinton family charity's reliance on contributions from foreign nations as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to enter the 2016 presidential race. Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian did not confirm the Politico report about the donation from OCP, but said Thursday that international participants in the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Marrakech in early May would work...
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    04/08/2015 6:53:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tom Ross
    Steamboat Springs Routt County commissioners are among local government officials in Colorado who are railing against the latest plans of the state legislature to appropriate $20 million from the mineral severance tax fund to balance the 2015-16 budget. "Since Ive been a commissioner, this is the fourth or fifth time theyve raided the severance tax to take care of the states budget, and to the detriment of local governments, Routt County Commission Chairman Doug Monger said. If we dont make noise about it, it will become a normal event. We have to get out there and say This really...