IN NEVADA: RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Your health is largely determined by your environment and diet. Using the following internet links you can find out about the water and air in your area, as well as proposed BLM projects that could affect your health, such as spraying of weeds which could leach into your water supply. This also allows you to make informed complaints and comments on projects that might affect you. This information is out there just waiting for you to make use of it!
Bureau of Land Management | www.blm.gov/nv/st/en.html
This is the agency that manages the ‘public lands’ which make up 67% of
While this branch of the Nevada Commision on Mineral Resources deals largely with permitting, inspecting, and monitoring all oil, gas, and geothermal drilling activities on both public and private lands in Nevada, they also produce insightful publications on location of major mine operations and annual production, as well as data on county and state tax revenue derived from the extractive industries.
- Report: Major Mines in Nevada: 2007 [PDF]
- Map: Major Mines in Nevada: 2007 [PDF]
- Report: Nevada Net Proceeds of Minerals Taxation: 2007-08 [PDF]
- Flyer: Nevada Minerals Industry Fact Sheet - 2008 [PDF]
Western Mining Action Network | www.wman-info.org
Aims to protect communities, land,
water, air and wildlife by reforming mining practices and holding government
and corporations accountable.
Great Basin Resource Watch | www.gbrw.org
Dedicated to environmental justice and promoting the health of the region, both of the land and the people living on the land. Contains articles on dewatering, the economics of mining, mining legislation and others.Earthworks Action | www.earthworksaction.org
Mining, Oil & Gas watchgroup
with substantial information about the large amount of mercury emitted,
Extensive listing of resources for and other organizations involved in working for sustainable and clean environment; links to sites giving information on everything from air quality to habitat conservation and multitude of other topics.
These four are great resources: the first is a clearing-house for research and journalism to expose corporate wrongdoing [among the corporations they cover, Barrick Gold], while the second is useful if you’re curious as to who is funding a thinktank or action group, wonder the amount of money given by particular corporations to political parties and candidates, or even concerned about coal issues. The third listing is similar to the first in that it provides alternative journalism on issues concerning the public interest and the last site provides a way of accessing government-held information on the environment, health and safety – for local toxic release information, put in your zip code on the right hand side of the page.
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