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El Salvador Takes Historic Step to National Ban on Mining

Country’s legislature passes law in order to protect human rights and water sources

Global Mining Campaign | March 29, 2017

Oxfam hailed today’s passing of a law banning metallic mining by the Salvadoran government. 453 more words

Environmental Impact

NZ Maori blasts EPA decision to extend seabed mining hearing

The New Zealand Herald | 28 March 2017

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust has blasted a decision to extend the hearing into Trans Tasman Resources’ plan to mine ironsands from the seabed off South Taranaki. 479 more words

Environmental Impact

Huge Crook County eclipse fest sparks environment concerns

Symbiosis event at Big Summit Prairie will draw 30,000

A solar eclipse festival that’s expected to attract at least 30,000 people to a privately owned ranch in the middle of the Ochoco National Forest is generating concern from people who are worried a crowd that big might hurt the natural environment nearby. 17 more words

Bend Bulletin

Judge recommends UNF completes environmental impact study on timber sale

A U.S. District Court in Eugene recommended that the Umpqua National Forest complete an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Loafer Timber Project before moving forward with the 1,400-acre timber sale. 48 more words

Douglas County News-Review

Central Colombia town bans ‘world’s largest open pit goldmine’

Adriaan Alsema | Colombia Reports | March 26, 2017

In a historic vote, a central Colombia town banned plans to build what would be the ‘world’s largest open pit goldmine,” creating a major stand-off with multinational mining giant Anglo Gold Ashanti, which has said it would advance the project. 457 more words

Environmental Impact

Bougainville to continue pursuit of Rio Tinto

It is a bit late now Mr Momis, how long have you been President and done nothing?

Sounds like an election soundbite not a genuine commitment!  142 more words

Papua New Guinea

World's First Experimental-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019

Greg Walters | Seeker | 24 March 2017

The world’s first deep-sea mining operation will kick off in early 2019 when a Canadian firm, Nautilus Minerals Inc., lowers a trio of massive remote-controlled mining robots to the floor of the Bismarck Sea off the coast of Papua New Guinea in pursuit of rich copper and gold reserves. 1,082 more words

Papua New Guinea