Even the ‘Good’ Gold Mines Are Pretty Bad

Even the ‘Good’ Gold Mines Are Pretty Bad

Originally published by Vice on 24/04/16 Despite gold’s pristine reputation, extracting it can be messy business as I learned one sunny day in mid-April of last year. There in Long Canyon, on the edge of Nevada’s Ruby Mountains, ridgetops lay flattened, and hills ribboned with carved out steppes. Despite the...

Eve of Destruction: Bureau of Land Management Sacrifices Native Site to Mining Group

Eve of Destruction: Bureau of Land Management Sacrifices Native Site to Mining Group

Originally published by In These Times on 30th Sept 2015   This isn’t the “new” world for the Western Shoshone. And their West was never “wild.” It is a place of deep cultural connections to a homeland that at one time extended across portions of Idaho, Nevada, Utah and California. For...