Honouring the River: How Hard-Rock Mining Impacts Tribal Communities

5608019188_5622444c55_zThis report, published by the National Wildlife Federation in the USA, documents the effects felt within tribal communities from hard-rock mining and loopholes in the law that have allowed widespread pollution. The report was endorsed by a number of ‘tribal organisations’ including the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, amongst many others. The report provides a number of examples including the Zorthman-Landusky gold mine in North Montana the site of one of America’s worst mining disasters, and the Pebble copper and gold mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska

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  • Written on: 26 September 2014
  • Posted under: Campaigns