Oil and Gas in Washington
May 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe state of Washington may have undiscovered oil and gas resources, especially since drilling to date has been clustered in just a few areas.
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Environmental groups that volunteer to help government and businesses clean up waste from mine drainage in the West won’t be held liable if there are future disputes over the pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
The story is similar to what has played out over the past several years. The Karuk Tribe of northern California, with the support of several environmental and fishing groups, sues the California Department of Fish & Game in an attempt to stop suction gold dredging in the state. At the same time, they find a state legislator sympathetic to their cause and persuade the legislator to introduce a bill to stop suction gold dredging.
The beauty of natural gold is widely appreciated by both prospectors and mineral collectors, but the pinnacle of beautiful natural gold specimens are the spectacular crystalline formations.
Landowners complained that mineral mining on or near their property could damage property values while leaving them without a cut of potential profits.
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