As previously reported, the Canadian exploration company, Aston Bay, has been performing exploratory drilling for gold across central Virginia, and advertizing their finds internationally. As one of the most environmentally destructive activities undertaken by humans, modern industrial-scale gold mining saddles host communities,
- – Virginia Mercury – 5/11/22
- – Associated Press – 4/4/22
- – NPR – 4/4/22
- – Virginia Mercury – 3/18/22
- – World Economic Forum – 8/5/21
- – E&E Energywire – 7/15/21
The General Accountability Office (GAO), a research agency that is part of the U.S. Congress, released a new study last month on pipeline safety. Performance Measures Needed to Assess Recent Changes to Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Regulations was released June 22.