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Bill Carter
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Author of "Boom, Bust, Boom", "Red Summer", and "Fools Rush In." Director of Miss Sarajevo.
Author of "Boom, Bust, Boom", "Red Summer", and "Fools Rush In." Director of Miss Sarajevo.

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Over the past 18 months I have done talks regarding Boom, Bust, Boom at many institutions, town halls, and universities. Sometimes in the audience sit mining officials who shake their heads when I list the environmental disasters they are responsible for. Or they shake their heads again when I insist what angers people is the old bait and switch. It works like this: when mining companies come to town they promise local jobs and mines that won't destroy the surrounding water. They don't say we are going to make a mess and if we, and you, are lucky we will find ways to mitigate it for a while, but in truth there are no guarantees. 

Still, I never blame everything on mining companies but the miners in the audience never hear that I fully agree our demand ultimately drives their greed. But then we hear stories of the mining accidents like last months Mount Polley in British Columbia or Cananea, Mexico or now in Mongolia. Here is a mine in the middle of nowhere, which in this case is in the middle of one of the most interesting cultures on the planet. I wrote about this mine in "Boom, Bust, Boom." I wrote how the mine came about and the nefarious character of one of the key owners. And now it seems the beginning of the end of the nomadic Mongolian may just be in sight.

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A recent article in #Canada's Common Ground Magazine talking #pebblemine, #mountpolley #copper #mining

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Here is a piece I wrote for the The Huffington Post, just hit the wire. Read and then please click at link in the comment section to make your voice heard. #copper #mining #pebblemine #mountpolley #polymet

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Interviewed with Michigan Public Radio yesterday talking copper and copper mining. In the past week there have been two mining disasters in both British Columbia and Mexico. It's only a matter of time before it happens again in the U.S.

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More copper mining in the news: A breach in a tailings pond from the open-pit Mount Polley copper and gold mine sent five million cubic meters (1.3 billion gallons) of slurry gushing into Hazeltine Creek in B.C.

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Mentor and friend Jim Harrison. His advice is always on the money: Well, I just hope he is wrong about the teaching bit. I start in three weeks and would love to make it work, along with a continuation of my documentary and writing work. Crossing fingers. 

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My latest blog about a new copper mining controversy in the Methow Valley of Washington State ... 

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New interview with me from Sedona Monthly Magazine talking #copper #mining #arizona  and my #u2 , #sarajevo, #Bono and #Bosnia   #war  connection  

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Did you hear about the bizarre copper theft story out of Seattle? Copper theft continues to be a problem in America, just one of the many stories explored in "Boom, Bust, Boom."

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A recent blog entry about revived copper mining efforts in Northern Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Good for the economy, bad for outdoor activities and eco tourism? Too close to a valuable water resource? What do you think?
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