Mining companies are notoriously poor with finances and Montanans have to look no further than one of the local mines to see an example of that. The tale of the Stillwater Mine also shows how reclamation bonds are never set high enough. (more…)
Here in Montana, we want to preserve our precious Smith River, but it’s not the only Smith threatened by mining.
Over in the Kalmiopsis region of southwestern Oregon, the headwaters of the Smith River that flows through northern California are threatened by proposed nickel strip mines. The mining companies are seeking permits from the U.S. Forest Service, which just closed public comment on an environmental assessment on May 27. (more…)
People like to complain about government mismanagement of money, but a recent report has found that mining companies tend to be terrible at staying within budget. That means companies like Tintina Resources end up having little or no money left for cleanup. (more…)
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