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New Mexico lawmakers introduce bill to require uranium mining royalties

New Mexico lawmakers introduce bill to require uranium mining royalties

Two New Mexico Democrats today introduced a bill that would require uranium mining companies to pay a 12.5-percent royalty on federal lands – a move Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado at least favors studying given the growing interest in uranium...

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April 8, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Uranium deal with Russians shows need for mining reform, activists say

Uranium deal with Russians shows need for mining reform, activists say

Mining reform groups over the weekend reacted sharply to Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (pdf) to allow the transfer of two uranium […]...

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November 29, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Critics: foreign uranium companies ‘taking U.S. minerals for free’

Critics: foreign uranium companies ‘taking U.S. minerals for free’

The proposed purchase of a Canadian uranium mining company with Colorado interests by a Russian government-owned conglomerate has sparked more than just national security concerns. Some critics say the United States is getting fleeced by foreign mining companies extracting minerals...

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October 22, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Plan to open forestland for mine venting called ‘outrageous’

Plan to open forestland for mine venting called ‘outrageous’

Even as Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday thanked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for allowing road building around a coal mine in relatively unmolested Colorado forestland near Paonia, environmental groups and sportsmen harshly condemned the decision for exposing forest but also...

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May 14, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado closer to tough uranium milling rules, but feds take a step back

Colorado closer to tough uranium milling rules, but feds take a step back

A proposal to stiffen state requirements for cleaning up uranium processing facilities and notifying area residents of groundwater contamination passed on second reading in the […]...

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April 1, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Water cleanup bill in delicate dance with mining law reform

Water cleanup bill in delicate dance with mining law reform

Just outside of Central City in Colorado's Gilpin County, the historic Perigo gold mine drains metal-laden water at an average of 70 gallons per minute into a small perennial stream known as Gamble Gulch. Below the mine for six...

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November 30, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Udall co-sponsoring bill to at last reform 1872 mining law

Udall co-sponsoring bill to at last reform 1872 mining law

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has taken a careful look at mining reform proposals and has announced that he is co-sponsoring the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation […]...

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November 25, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colo. water cleanups hobbled by ‘Good Samaritan’ legal risks

Colo. water cleanups hobbled by ‘Good Samaritan’ legal risks

LEADVILLE — It’s a fall morning in the mountains just outside this Lake County town. Contractors in yellow earthmovers are cleaning up acid mine drainage in the Sugarloaf Mining District. They're part of a unique government-nonprofit-college collaboration that has made...

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September 24, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Obama, McCain, Salazar put spotlight on Grand Canyon uranium-mining claims

Obama, McCain, Salazar put spotlight on Grand Canyon uranium-mining claims

What better way to take your mind off the huge hole the American economy is stuck in these days than to visit the biggest hole […]...

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August 13, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Salazar moves to block new mining claims near Grand Canyon

Salazar moves to block new mining claims near Grand Canyon

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today issued a notice of withdrawal of nearly 1 million acres of Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service land […]...

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July 20, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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