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Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)

Original post by Frances Causey, The Huffington Post The refrain is all too common these days. The democratic and regulatory process circumvented in favor of big business interests at the expense of practically everything else. Think “Too Big To Fail Banks” — the big banks produced record profits last quarter and yet our banking system, … Continue reading Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)

Forest Service’s Environmental Report for Rosemont Mine Draws Fire from Pima County and Southern Arizona U.S. Representatives

Original article by Rosemont Mine Truth The Coronado National Forest’s proposed final environmental impact study for the Rosemont copper mine is drawing sharp criticism from Pima County’s top administrator. and two U.S. Congressmen from southern Arizona. Pima County is demanding that a new study be prepared in written comments submitted in response to the CNF’s proposed Final Environmental … Continue reading Forest Service’s Environmental Report for Rosemont Mine Draws Fire from Pima County and Southern Arizona U.S. Representatives

Steel Production in Perspective: A Global Warming Analysis

While global warming is a topic of conversation and news coverage every day around the world,‭ ‬the basic raw materials that drive the global economy are rarely discussed as being involved.‭ ‬But these materials play a key role in global environmental issues.

Where do plastics come from‭? ‬How is paint made‭? ‬How do simple electronics,‭ ‬like land line telephones,‭ ‬come to be‭? ‬How does the electric grid itself come to be‭? ‬And in a world that is being wracked by warming,‭ ‬how do these basic industrial technologies impact the climate‭? ... Continue reading →

Canadian corporation plans to mine gold and copper from Papua New Guinea seafloor

By Oliver Milman / The Guardian A “new frontier” in mining is set to be opened up by the underwater extraction of resources from the seabed off the coast of Papua New Guinea, despite vehement objections from environmentalists and local activists. Canadian firm Nautilus Minerals has been granted a 20-year licence by the PNG government … Continue reading Canadian corporation plans to mine gold and copper from Papua New Guinea seafloor

Toxic spill at copper mine sickens more than 100 people in Peru

By Carla Salazar / Associated Press More than 100 rural Peruvians have been sickened by the spill of a toxic copper concentrate produced at one of the Andean country’s biggest mines, authorities said Friday. The Ancash state regional health office said 140 people were treated for ‘‘irritative symptoms caused by the inhalation of toxins’’ after … Continue reading Toxic spill at copper mine sickens more than 100 people in Peru

Protestors in China force government to halt construction of chemical factory

By Tania Branigan / The Guardian Thousands of anti-pollution protesters took to the streets of a south-west Chinese city on Monday, halting the construction of a multimillion pound molybdenum copper plant. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds after rioters lobbed bricks at government offices in Shifang, Sichuan province, the English edition of the … Continue reading Protestors in China force government to halt construction of chemical factory

Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region

By Paulina Abramovich / Agence France-Presse A new gold rush is sweeping through Latin America with devastating consequences, ravaging tropical forests and dumping toxic chemicals as illegal miners fight against big international projects. With international market prices for metals high, informal “wildcat” mining has been on the rise in recent years in countries like Bolivia, … Continue reading Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region

Protestors in Peru vow to demonstrate until proposed mining project is rejected

By Environment News Service Thousands of Peruvians protesting in the streets of Cajamarca against a proposed gold and copper mine say they will continue their demonstrations every day until the government rejects the development. They fear the surface open pit mine would pollute their water supplies and destroy the region’s environment. The object of their … Continue reading Protestors in Peru vow to demonstrate until proposed mining project is rejected

Mining firm Glencore accused of child mine labor and dumping raw acid into a river

By John Sweeney / The Guardian Glencore, the commodity and mining firm worth £27bn, stands accused in the Democratic Republic of Congo of dumping raw acid and profiting from children working 150ft underground. The revelations come as the notoriously secretive Swiss-based company, which floated on the London Stock Exchange last year, seeks to merge with … Continue reading Mining firm Glencore accused of child mine labor and dumping raw acid into a river

Lumad people set up barricades to resist resettlement

By Ahni / Intercontintental Cry Indigenous Lumad communities in South Cotabato have organized a set of blockades against an Australian-owned mining company that wants to relocate them to make way for a new copper-gold mine project. A group of journalists were invited by a local Catholic Church this past weekend to sit down with the … Continue reading Lumad people set up barricades to resist resettlement