Saturday, June 28, 2008
Coeur Alaska Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation, No. 07-984, consolidated with Alaska v. Southeast Alaska Conservation, No.
07-990. Are process wastewater discharges from mining operations
governed by the drege-and-fill permit scheme operated by the Army Corps
of Engineers under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or are they
covered by effluent limitations under the National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System, which are within the Environmental Protection
June 28, 2008 in Governance/Management, Mining, North America, Sustainability, US, Water Quality, Water Resources | Permalink
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Friday, June 6, 2008
The American economy is melting down more rapidly than anyone could have predicted. The Dow Jones Industrials plunged almost 400 points today -- driven by skyrocketing crude prices that reached a record $139.01 and predictions of crude prices rising to $150 by July 4th; May unemployment figures jumped to 5.5%, four times as much as predicted and the largest one month jump since 1986; a weak dollar that will buy 30% fewer Euros than last year when we went to Europe; and astonishing drops in housing prices, fueled among other things by record high foreclosures and late payments on all sorts of mortgages. If Obama is elected, he will inherit the greatest economic crises since FDR. If ever we needed a president to inspire us and bring hope for the future, it is now.
June 6, 2008 in Climate Change, Economics, Energy, Governance/Management, International, Sustainability, US | Permalink
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