Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
In a reversal of its earlier plan, the Bush administration now wants to keep Alaska's potentially oil-rich wetlands off-limits to oil and gas drilling.
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a 10-year leasing moratorium for 174,000 hectares wetlands near Teshekpuk Lake in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, saying that the region is ecologically sensitive. The area is potentially rich in oil and gas as well as a critical habitat for migrating birds and caribou. Green groups and local Inuits have hailed the decision.