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Wyoming uranium mine threatens drinking water

Underground vast reservoirs hold billions of gallons of water suitable for drinking, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Yet every day injection wells pump more than 200,000 gallons of toxic and radioactive waste from uranium mining into local aquifers. Read more»

A site in St. Paul, Minn., uses yard and lumber waste to create energy (2006 photo).

The 'biomass' industry is plagued by emissions fines and allegations of racism and shoddy plant construction. Read more»

Huckabee

It has been seven weeks now since the midterms, but that doesn't mean there's no campaigning going on. Republican presidential aspirants are off and running, jockeying for exposure. We've been keeping track, and have noticed some twisting of the truth – already! Read more»

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquartersacross the street from Lafayette Park and the White House in Washington, D.C.

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was initiating a new effort to raise millions more from energy, health insurance, financial services, and other firms to fund a new anti-regulatory campaign. Read more»

In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found. Read more»

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. The building is located across the street from Lafayette Park and the White House.

Everybody knows money talks in politics, but people—and particularly the press—rarely pay attention to exactly how. It can define potential alternatives, invent arguments, inundate with propaganda, and threaten with merely hypothetical opposition. Read more»

Impending Republican control of the House means there will be new leaders on powerful House committees. Here’s a quick introduction — or reintroduction — to some of the lawmakers who will likely win these important chairmanships. Read more»

Owners of the Black Mesa Mine closed it down rather than make improvements required by the EPA.

Coal is the second largest source of income for the Navajo. But as the tribe tries to increase revenue and expand its market, a change may be coming. Read more»

For an agency so widely feared and demonized by American business, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a relative pushover. Compared to the Environmental Protection Agency, which has tough statutes such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act at its disposal, OSHA is a paper tiger. Read more» 1

A California condor soars over the Grand Canyon.

The Environmental Protection Agency is shirking its responsibilities and contributing to the deaths of animals by failing to ban the use of lead-based ammunition, according to a coalition of wildlife advocacy groups. Read more» 1

Taken during clean-up of Exxon Valdez spill. More than 700 miles of coast line was contaminated with crude oil.

Merle Savage has never been the same since she spent four months cleaning up Alaska’s oil-contaminated waters and shores after the Exxon Valdez crash. She still feels the toll that took on her health, but as she watches the Gulf, she’s felt something else: Déjà vu. Read more»

This is a satellite image of the oil spilled and associated clean up vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

They came to the Gulf Coast as war refugees from Vietnam in the 1980s. After Katrina, they were the very first community to return and rebuild. But just as a sense of normalcy had returned to the community of Vietnamese fishermen, the Gulf Coast oil spill hit. Read more»

Arizona could have scored better, had we made more use of solar panels and other renewable energy sources.

Arizona is No. 13 on a list of the nation's greenest states, according to an environmental group. Read more»

Tucson and Pima County will each receive $400,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess brownfields - environmentally-contaminated sites that could be redeveloped. Read more»