Mining Impacts to the Human and Natural Environments
A compilation of resources and issues
CEMEX Cemex held a very information Aggregate mining education forum here at FGCU on August 26, 2008. For additional details on their outreach activities consult their site.
Wildlife Habitat Council- "The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a nonprofit, nonlobbying 501(c)(3) group of corporations, conservation organizations, and individuals dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat. Created in 1988, WHC helps large landowners, particularly corporations, manage their unused lands in an ecologically sensitive manner for the benefit of wildlife. More than 2 million acres in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and 16 other countries are managed for wildlife through WHC-assisted projects."
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association represents the crushed stone, sand and gravel or aggregate industries.
National Mining Association "The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. NMA is the only national trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media."
Mosaicís public education website
Mosaic named in lawsuit alleging price-fixing (Star Tribune Sept 11, 2008)
Here's the dirt: Phosphate's Hot (published by the Tampa Tribune May 22, 2008)
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This resource focuses on adverse impacts from mining currently not addressed or evaluated by regulatory agencies and municipalities, as well as alternatives to mining and approaches for improved monitoring and evaluation of existing and proposed mine sites and mine-related impacts. This portal is made possible thanks to the volunteer efforts of scientists, other professionals and citizens.