Archiv: mining


19.02.2020 - 21:59 [ Trend.az ]

Canada passenger rail company lays off 1,000 staff as blockades bite

The protesters say they back the Wet’suwet’en indigenous people of British Columbia in their campaign against the C$6.6 billion ($4.98 billion) Coastal GasLink project. Some aboriginal bands claim the right to veto projects on their territory, a stance rejected by a Canadian court earlier this month.

“Reconciliation doesn’t mean allowing a couple of people to shut down the national economy,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters.

08.02.2020 - 02:37 [ KUNC ]

Trump Administration Releases Final Plans For Grand Staircase, Bears Ears National Monuments

“The Trump administration’s effort to preempt any adverse ruling by prematurely finalizing the land management planning process for the illegally declared Shash Jaa and Indian Creek units, unequivocally demonstrates a complete disregard for Native American concerns and blatant disrespect for the cultural landscape protections the Tribes have sought,” Clark Tenakhongva, vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe and the coalition leader wrote in a press release.

08.02.2020 - 02:27 [ KUNC ]

Company Eyes Massive Lithium Deposit On Public Lands In Nevada

Cattle rancher Jhona Bell, for one, has concerns.

“Well, it takes out a lot of our range, and it has a huge economic impact for us,“ she said. „Obviously you can’t run cattle where there’s a mine.“

Bell said she’s also concerned about water usage, land reclamation and traffic.

08.02.2020 - 02:17 [ Reuters ]

China’s Ganfeng to take control of Argentina lithium project

China’s Ganfeng Lithium Co said on Friday it will take control of an Argentina lithium project it has been developing with Lithium Americas Corp, cementing its control over a key source of the white metal for electric vehicle batteries.

07.02.2020 - 06:23 [ Common Dreams ]

Trump’s Final Plan to Open Treasured Public Lands in Utah Called ‚Sellout‘ to Big Oil

Tribal and conservation groups on Thursday condemned the Trump administration’s „unconscionable“ final management plans for Utah lands previously protected as national monuments, which critics warn will open up the region to ranchers who want to graze livestock and companies looking to cash in on the area’s oil, gas, and coal.

01.02.2020 - 04:55 [ Ramona Wadi / Strategic Culture Foundation ]

The Exploitation of Pascua Lama Is One Example of Chile’s Neoliberal Exploitation

In 2006, Barrick Gold had proposed moving the glacier ice from the Toro 1, Toro 2 and the Esperanza glaciers to facilitate their exploitation of the region’s resources.

29.01.2020 - 00:24 [ Mike Garrity / CounterPunch ]

Natural Gas Pipeline Corridor Threatens Imperiled Species and Inventoried Roadless Areas

We are giving the Forest Service the opportunity to address the serious legal problems with this decision before actually filing a lawsuit. For the sake of our public lands and wildlife – especially the imperiled species that will be harmed by this project – we truly hope the Forest Service reconsiders its decision and either cancels the project or takes the steps necessary to bring the project in compliance with federal law.

19.01.2020 - 00:37 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil’s Peoples: Bolsonaro Means Genocide, Ethnocide, Ecocide

After a four-day meeting carried out in Piaracu village, at the Mato Grosso state, in Brazil, over 600 Indigenous leaders Friday issued a manifesto denouncing the „genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide“ planned by the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

12.01.2020 - 02:22 [ Radio France Internationale ]

Brazil’s govt to propose oil exploration on indigenous land: media

However, many indigenous leaders have been vocal in their opposition to the government’s plans. Prominent tribal chiefs, including Raoni Metuktire, have toured Europe to defend their territories from deforestation and development.

05.10.2019 - 02:23 [ IPPNW ]

Klimakrise: Atomkraft – kein Klimaretter

„Atomkraft ist auf den Rohstoff Uran angewiesen“, sagt Makoma Lekalakala aus Südafrika, Trägerin des Goldmann Umweltpreises. „Urangewinnung und der Bau von Atomkraftwerken verletzen oft grundlegende Menschenrechte, insbesondere die Rechte indigener Völker und Gemeinschaften. Mein Kontinent Afrika und seine Bevölkerung haben genug unter den gesundheitlichen Folgen des Uranbergbaus gelitten. Die Arbeiter der Shinkolobwe Mine im Kongo, die das Uran für die Atombomben in Hiroshima und Nagasaki schürften. Die Arbeiter und die Bevölkerung des Niger, die für die französische Atomindustrie ihre Gesundheit opferten. Auch in Südafrika wurde die Bevölkerung durch den Uranbergbau vergiftet und verstrahlt, durch die toxischen und radioaktiven Hinterlassenschaften des Uranabbaus“, so Lekalakala.

14.08.2019 - 02:32 [ Common Dreams ]

‚Gold Over Life, Literally‘: How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem

So Trump meets Alaska’s governor in his airplane and agrees to push through a goldmine that had been stopped b/c it will devastate salmon habitat. This at a time that orcas are already starving death. Salmon carry entire ecosystems on their backs. Gold over life, literally. — Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) August 9, 2019

05.08.2019 - 01:03 [ teleSUR ]

Peru: Army Deployed to Port Amid Protest Against Mining Project

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra authorized Sunday for the army to join the national police forces to “protect” the key mining port of Matarani, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper’s ‘Tia Maria’ open-pit mining project.

24.07.2019 - 16:14 [ Wikipedia ]

Skouries mine

The majority of the local population has opposed the project, citing tremendous environmental impact, resulting to the complete desecration of tourism and agriculture in the area (those industries make up almost all financial activity in the area). The local population demonstrated over the years, even shutting down national roads, but the construction is still going on.

16.07.2019 - 04:07 [ teleSUR ]

Peru: Farmers Launch Indefinite Strike Against Major Open-Pit Mining Project

Peruvian farmers from the Tambo Valley in the central region of Arequipa began an indefinite strike Monday to protest the government’s approval to initiate construction of a major open-pit mining project known as ‘Tia Maria’, granted to United States mining corporation, Southern Copper.

09.07.2019 - 10:57 [ teleSUR ]

Peruvian Gov´t Approves Open-Pit Mining Project Amid Opposition

The right-wing Peruvian government has authorized United States (U.S.) firm Southern Copper to begin the major open-pit mining construction project „Tia Maria“ before the environmental permit runs out, despite strong social resistance by environmental groups and local residents.

20.06.2019 - 02:19 [ Reuters ]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro hands indigenous land decisions back to farm sector

Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazil’s farm lobby.

16.04.2019 - 02:24 [ Reuters ]

U.S. natural history museum will not host event honoring Brazil president

The museum had expressed concern over the event last week, saying it had been booked before the decision was made to honor Bolsonaro.

“With mutual respect for the work & goals of our individual organizations, we jointly agreed that the Museum is not the optimal location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner,” the museum said on its official Twitter account.

04.03.2019 - 21:10 [ teleSUR ]

AMLO Cancels a Gold Mine to Protect Water and Improve Tourism

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador cancelled a gold mine project called Los Cardones in Baja California province on Sunday. The mine, located at one of the main aquifers of the southern area of Baja California, was a threat to the local water sources, according to Lopez Obrador.

08.01.2019 - 21:07 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Environment Agency Head Resigns After Bolsonaro’s Trump-like Tweetstorm Attack

Suely Araujo, the head of Brazil’s environmental protection agency the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) resigned Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the amount of money it spends to rent vehicles, his latest attack on the agency.

21.12.2018 - 21:26 [ teleSUR ]

Bolsonaro’s Environment Minister Guilty of Data Alteration

Salles reportedly „violated legal norms“ to favor the economic interests of the Federation of Industries of Sao Paulo (Fiesp), the most influential business association in Brazil. Judge Martins also added that Salles and Fiesp modified University of Sao Paulo’s maps to benefit companies in the mining sector.

12.11.2018 - 13:31 [ bigthink.com ]

NASA unveils new goals for Moon, Mars, including space privatization ​

(1.10.2018) These certainly mean more dollars headed toward research and development; while the original Apollo and other missions were government-funded and ultimately fell under the purview of the military (indeed, one of the primary stated goals of the Gemini and Apollo programs was to lessen the „Missile gap“ between the United States and the Soviet Union), this new concept relies heavily on private investment, corporate involvement and funding, and the eventual mining and financial rewards of „exploration and use“ of the lunar and Mars surfaces.

19.10.2018 - 13:30 [ teleSUR ]

Water Fight in Chile’s Atacama Raises Concern Over Lithium Mining

In celebrating the new contracts, the two companies said they were confident they could significantly boost output without drawing more than their current quotas of lithium-rich brine, or saltwater, that has for millennia accumulated in pools beneath the Atacama. The rivals said each had all the brine they needed for current and future production.

16.07.2018 - 22:58 [ teleSUR ]

Campesino Communities in Peru in Their Struggle Against Mining

“In our role as guardians of our plains and cloud forest ecosystems, we remain attentive and on the front lines demanding the Peruvian State and other competent authorities to comply with their role and guarantee respect towards our territories and collective rights, as it corresponds to the values and principles of a democratic and pluricultural state,” says a press release signed by representatives of the different assemblies.