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AMEEF - Australian Minerals and Energy Environment Foundation -- information on mining and the environment, particularly in Australia.

Environmental Mining Council of British Columbia - Designed to give community organizations the tools they need to take action around mining impacts. Web site offers extensive background information, maps, articles, and photos related to impacts of mineral developments from exploration to abandonment.

British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines - Supports and promotes the mineral exploration community, promoting an environmentally responsible mining industry. History and technology of mining and prospecting in Canada, related internet links.

Office of Surface Mining - U.S. Dept. of Interior Office of Surface Mining. Implements SMCRA (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act). Addresses coal mining (open pit and strip mines).

Minesite Drainage Assessment Group - Technical information on mines, mining, and environmental geochemistry -- mining and the environment on land and underwater.

Mining Watch Canada - Technical and advocacy information about threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.

Mineral Policy Institute - Information on inappropriate mining and its consequences. Includes a mining watch campaign, reports and Mining Monitor magazine, all with worldwide scope.

Mineral Policy Center - environmental impacts of mining (acid mine drainage, cyanide spills, etc.), reform of U.S. 1872 mining law. Focus on hard rock mining in the United States.

Mining Impact Coalition - Research and education about social, economic and environmental impacts of metallic and nonmetallic mining around the world.

Rusk County Citizens Action Group - RCCAG educates the Rusk County Board, Wisconsin state legislators and the general public about the negative impacts of metallic sulfide mining.

USGS Mine Drainage Interest Group - Research on mining and the environment, including abandoned mine lands. Emphasis on hard rock (metals) mining.

PROJECT underGROUND online - Supporting communities threatened by the mining & oil industries.

International Directory of Mining Organisations - worldwide listing by country of associations, institutes, government departments and societies for the mining, metallurgy and minerals engineering industries

Wisconsin Resources Protection Council - WRPC helps counter the lack of information about the effects of metallic sulfide mining on Wisconsin's water supplies, tourism and dairy industries, and upon Native American communities that are located near potential mine sites.

The Committee of Struggle against Gold Mining in Chalkidiki, Greece - Activist site discusses concerns about TVX Gold's cyanide-leaching projects in Greece.

Citizens Coal Council - Supporting coalfield citizens in the United States. Organization information and fact sheets on mountaintop removal mining, pre-blast surveys, and other topics.