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April 24, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

As Exports Take Off, Are Feds Lowballing Coal Leases?

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is wondering whether the federal government should be charging coal companies higher prices for leases of publicly owned coal tracts in the Powder River Basin. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Bureau of Land Management, Coal exports, Mining

Feb. 11, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

For Valentine's Day: Recycled diamonds and a promise not to use gold

Jewelry may add beauty to the world, but it also takes some away. Did you see that this Valentine's Day 54 jewelers have promised not to use gold from the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay? Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Mining

Sept. 21, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Gravel mining company reacts to lawsuit

Two important developments today on the gravel mining lawsuit I reported on yesterday. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Chetco River, Mining

Sept. 20, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Environmental group sues over gravel mining

The Northwest Environmental Defense Center is suing two federal agencies over a controversial gravel mining proposal for Oregon's Chetco River. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Chetco River, Mining

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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