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Greens urge govt to block Pilbara uranium. The Greens have vowed to fight a Canadian company's bid to mine uranium in Western Australia but hope the federal government will reject the proposal on environmental grounds.

Greens urge govt to block Pilbara uranium

Canadian uranium mining company Cameco is seeking federal environmental approval to mine its Kintyre uranium deposit near Telfer in WA's Pilbara. If given approval, it plans to truck as much as 3600 tonnes of uranium oxide annually from Kintyre, near Telfer, in the Pilbara, to a planned hub near Kalgoorlie. From there it would be shipped by rail to Adelaide or Darwin for export. Advertisement The deposit, near the Rudall River, alongside Karlamilyi National Park in WA's north was originally part of the park before it was excised in 1994, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said. "So as you can imagine it is a pristine natural area and it has environmentally sensitive wetlands in the vicinity," Senator Ludlam said.

There were thousands of truck accidents every year in WA, Senator Ludlam said. The F Word: Oil Prices: Gouge Us Baby One More Time. Gas prices have been edging up since February, reaching $4 a gallon this Easter, and Republicans are gearing up to make a stink about it.

The F Word: Oil Prices: Gouge Us Baby One More Time

To blame Democrats, that is, for setting things up this way. Blaming green energy initiatives for driving up prices, House Republicans are planning to hold hearings on a slurry of bills aimed at expanding domestic oil production in response to high gasoline prices. Even the President admits gas prices effect his standing in the polls. But it should be easy enough to fight back. While the five biggest oil companies report historically high profit earnings, the same GOP that would slash juice programs for poor kids in school stands firm for federal subsidies for big oil.

It's enough to make your head spin. Like a marriage from hell. While Americans keep paying; Big Oil keeps on profiting. House Republicans marked the anniversary of the BP oil spill by voting unanimously FOR extending oil subsidies again this year. Leading the transition to a resilient world.

Native Tribes, Mining, Deforestation etc

Tanna attacks coal-seam gas critics over inaccurate claims. Catherine Tanna says critics of coal-seam gas should substantiate their claims.

Tanna attacks coal-seam gas critics over inaccurate claims

Picture: Liam Kidston Source: The Australian THE head of Australia's biggest coal-seam gas project has struck back at critics of the industry, claiming they have not been challenged on inaccurate statements while the industry has to substantiate everything it says. BG Group's Australian managing director, Catherine Tanna, said that while her company and the industry as a whole accepted criticism, there had been several instances in the past few months when that criticism was not factually true.

"We accept that we have to substantiate what we say. That's reasonable on the part of the group and the host communities," she said. "But we think others should substantiate what they say too. Three years ago, Ms Tanna was an outstanding example of the successful Australian expatriate, living an international career based in The Hague while managing the gas interests of international energy giant Shell.

Nuclear & Radioactive Issues

Chernobyl Reclaimed: An Animal Takeover.