Harkinson, Josh, Mother Jones
WHY WON'T SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID STOP THE $100 BILLION GIVEAWAY TO THE COUNTRY'S DIRTIEST INDUSTRY?
IN THE BACK OF GOLDIE's, a dive bar in Elko, Nevada, I was talking rocks with a miner with a steadily growing heap of beer bottles in front of him. He was about 50, with a sun-scorched face and a starched cowboy shirt, and refused to give his name. "With a high school degree you can make $70,000 a year here," he boasted, though he fretted that President Barack Obama "will probably screw us with taxes." He was a supervisor for Barrick Gold, a Canadian mining conglomerate with several big operations near Elko, including Betze-Post, a four-square-mile open pit that's the …
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Publication information: Article title: Gold Member. Contributors: Harkinson, Josh - Author. Magazine title: Mother Jones. Volume: 34. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 2009. Page number: 55+. © Foundation for National Progress Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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