Protesters storm Philippines mining event, demand halt to extraction
Sep 5, 2017 ... Around 300 protesters clashed with security on Wednesday at a Manila hotel where an annual mining conference was being held, demanding that mineral ... he's supporting a ban on open-pit mining in the Southeast Asian nation, a move that could constrict supply from the world's top nickel ore exporter.Read More
Protest against nickel mining in Khoper region in Russia goes ...
Jun 22, 2017 ... About 1000 people took part in the demonstration from various regions at risk from the damaging effects of this mining. This protest against copper-nickel mining is one of the biggest, strongest and most longstanding in the history of eco-protests in contemporary Russia; it has continued for more than 2...Read More
Clashes in Guatemala Mining Protest Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured ...
May 28, 2017 ... Protesters opposing the mine argue that pollution in Lake Izabal and the Dulce River have already affected the environment and the local artisanal fishing industry. The nickel extraction project is operated by a Guatemalan subsidiary, known as Pronico, of private EU-financed international mining...Read More
Zambales town protests nickel mining activities | Inquirer News
Apr 22, 2014 ... STA. CRUZ, Zambales — Swirls of an unusual red-orange dust greet people passing along the national highway in this coastal town. A muddied shoreline, lopped-off mountains, fishponds and farms that have gone dry, and rivers and streams heavy with silt are common sights. Residents say the ill-effects...Read More
Protesters demand closure of Zambales nickel mine for 'polluting ...
Mar 3, 2016 ... 3, 2016, to demand the closure of its nickel mine in Zambales, for allegedly polluting the environment and destroying local livehood. (Photo ... The protest action, which coincided with the 21st anniversary of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, highlighted the so-called “irresponsible” mining operations of the...Read More
Zambales residents join anti-mining protest | BusinessMirror
Dec 5, 2017 ... SANTA CRUZ, Zambales—Zambales residents affected by destructive nickel-mining operations in the province have joined anti-mining protesters camped in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Quezon City to call for an end of open-pit mining in the country.Read More
Guatemala: One death and several injured during protest opposing ...
Jun 5, 2017 ... Protesters opposing the mine argue that pollution in Lake Izabal and the Dulce River have already affected the environment and the local artisanal fishing industry. The nickel extraction project is operated by a Guatemalan subsidiary, known as Pronico, of private EU-financed international mining...Read More
Maya Q'eqchi' demand justice for fisherman killed during police ...
Jul 11, 2017 ... “The struggle will continue. This isn't just going to be forgotten,” said GPA president Cristóbal Pop. The Guild of Small-scale Fishers of El Estor engaged in a series of protest actions in May, putting a halt to mining-related traffic to and from the Solway Group's Fenix nickel mine in eastern Guatemala.Read More
Nickel Mine, Lead Bullets: Maya Q'eqchi' seek justice in Guatemala ...
May 19, 2015 ... “When I turned around, I heard the gunshot.” Chub is one of several Maya Q'eqchi' community members shot on September 27, 2009 during a crackdown on protests over threats that a group would be evicted from its ancestral lands near CGN's Fenix ferro-nickel mining project. Chub is paralyzed from the...Read More
Eastern Samar residents protest nickel hauling in Manicani Island
Jun 9, 2016 ... Concerned citizens have barricaded the nickel ore stockpile of a subsidiary of Nickel Asia to protest the mining company's activities in Manicani Island in Guiuan.Read More
Sulfide Mining - Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Water is the lifeblood of the BWCAW. The lakes and rivers of the Boundary Waters connect the whole region, and pollutions that begins in one part of the watershed will inevitably spread to other areas. Peer-reviewed research shows that groundwater polluted by sulfide mining would quickly move into surface water.Read More
'Ground Zero' in Ely | Mine | Xinhaiiamn.com
Feb 21, 2017 ... ELY — Ely has always been a mining town. ... At the heart of the cultural war is a copper-nickel mining project that could inject millions into the local economy and the Boundary Waters — a national treasure of beauty that defines the region, and brings its own .... It's a protest, and a peaceful one at that.Read More
Canadian miner's plan incite protest in Irish town | MINING.com
Sep 27, 2017 ... Anti-mining activists from Cookstown, Northern Ireland, were escorted out of a hotel by police after they tried to enter an invite-only conference where they thought representatives from Dalradian Resources (TSX:DNA) (LON:DALR) would be in attendance. The protesters belong to a group called...Read More
Philippines mining industry faces huge 'green economy' crackdown ...
Feb 14, 2017 ... Protests followed from the mining sector, especially the industry association Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP). ... Zambales province saw four mining companies —BenguetCorp Nickel Mines, Inc., Eramen Minerals, Inc., LNL Archipelago Minerals, and Zambales Diversified Metals Corp...Read More
News Stories | Save the Boundary Waters
St. Cloud Times (AP): Forest Service downgrades review needed for Twin Metals copper-nickel mining (January 26, 2018) ..... KBJR: People against copper-nickel mining near BWCA protest outside Rep. .... WDIO: Nolan Outreach to Trump Administration on Mining Draws Fire, Protest Held in Duluth (February 2, 2017)Read More
PALAWAN ANTI-MINING PROTESTERS RETURN TO THEIR ...
Jun 9, 2010 ... Approval of this FTAA application will allow the Canadian mining firm MBMI and its Philippine Partners to substantially increase exploration activities and to progress toward full-scale nickel operations in the municipalities of Rizal, Bataraza, and Narra. In response to the news–and the ongoing incursion of...Read More
WILDERNESS: It's neighbor vs. neighbor in war over mine -- Friday ...
Aug 11, 2017 ... "Some people think this is just a big piece of art," he says. "But it is also a protest. It draws attention to the fact that people did all kinds of things in the Boundary Waters before it became a wilderness, and it survived just fine." Baltich believes the wilderness would survive copper-nickel mining just fine, too.Read More
Environmental activist murders set record as 2015 became deadliest ...
Jun 20, 2016 ... Global Witness says at least 185 activists were killed and anti-mining activities were the most deadly – with 42 deaths related to protests. ... The region is rich in coal, nickel and gold, and is one of the most dangerous in the world for land and environmental activists, with 25 deaths in 2015 alone, the report...Read More
Stopping Eldorado Gold – Mining Struggle in Greece
The turning point came on Oct. 21 when about 2,500 protesters, most of them locals, but also activists from other parts of Northern Greece where there are plans for gold-mining projects, fought a pitched battle with more than 200 police along the forest road leading to Eldorado's Skouries gold-and-copper deposit, the...Read More
Carlton City Council passes resolution supporting copper nickel ...
Feb 16, 2018 ... The Carlton City Council has passed a resolution favoring a moratorium on copper nickel mining in the Saint Louis River Watershed. According to the resolution, the goal is to protect citizens, and natural resources along the watershed from "irreparable damage now, or in the future." It calls for a 20-year...Read More
Protesters attack Vale's New Caledonia nickel mine after effluent spill
May 28, 2014 ... Reuters | South China Morning Post Dozens of protesters have caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to vehicles, equipment and buildings at a nickel mining site in New Caledonia, as anger boiled over at a chemical spill into a local river. The US$6 billion Vale plant at Goro in southern New...Read More
Loma Miranda Mine Protesters Injured Amid Fires | Al Jazeera ...
May 12, 2015 ... Activists say foreign company taking advantage of a spate of fires to clear the way for mining Loma Miranda. ... Police reportedly shot and wounded protesters this week at a march prompted by a spate of suspicious fires near the proposed site of a nickel mine at the Dominican Republic's Loma Miranda...Read More
Mining threatens Minnesota's pristine Boundary Waters | Public ...
Jan 20, 2018 ... The Obama administration had put a temporary stop to copper-nickel mining on the edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, pending environmental review. The Trump Interior Department reversed this policy, raising concerns about pollution in this hugely popular area that has been...Read More
In Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off: Mining vs ...
Oct 12, 2017 ... In the land of iron and water, opposition to copper-nickel mining is more than just a protect-the-wilderness stance; it also reflects a deeper desire to change the area's character, from hardscrabble mining region to .... Eventually, Rom sold his business rather than endure protests from people he grew up with.Read More
Debate over copper mining near Boundary Waters heats up again ...
Feb 2, 2017 ... 4min 59sec. More than 50 protesters rallied outside the Duluth office of U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan Thursday, condemning the Democratic congressman's letter earlier this week calling on the Trump administration to overturn a decision that called for a potential 20-year ban on mining on national forest land within...Read More
Protests Arise as Indian Supreme Court Cancels Iron Ore Mining ...
4 days ago ... The cancelation by India's top court, the Supreme Court, of all iron ore mining permits in Goa, one of the country's top producing provinces for this raw material, has led to concerns being raised in industry and and economic circles of the country (not to mention protests by miners like Vedanta). Benchmark...Read More
The battle for Minnesota's $1 trillion mining jackpot | PBS NewsHour
May 10, 2016 ... Minnesota's Arrowhead region sits atop a trove of precious metals: four billion tons of raw material like copper and nickel, a haul worth $1 trillion, mining companies say. But local residents and activists are taking a stand against encroaching mining operations, citing the potentially disastrous environmental...Read More
On the front lines of mining protests with the Maya | Global Sisters ...
Mar 23, 2015 ... In the last decade, a worldwide boom in mining has ravaged delicate regions of developing countries like Guatemala. ... Minerals in Canadian courts for the 2009 machete murder of her husband, teacher and community activist Adolfo Ich Chaman, by security guards at the company's Fenix nickel mine.Read More
Protesters hit mine operation on Samar island » Manila Bulletin News
Oct 26, 2017 ... Tacloban City – Anti-mining protesters held a rally outside the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office to denounce the renewal of the permit of a nickel mine in Manicani Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar.Read More
Poor Guatemalans Are Taking On North American Mining ...
Jan 14, 2015 ... As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines' security operations have responded with force. ... Other cases, like the resistance to the Fenix nickel project near El Estor and the fight over the Escobal mine in the country's Santa Rosa region, are equally...Read More
Marcventure's mining operations in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur ...
May 26, 2015 ... Marcventures mining activities threaten ancestral lands, endangered species and crucial water reserves. Several thousand villagers protest against the mine. ... The mining capacity, using open pit mining, was reported to amount to 800,000 wet metric tons of nickel ore (WMT) per year . In 2013...Read More
Copper-Nickel Mining Supporters To Boycott St. Paul Meetings ...
Jul 15, 2017 ... MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fight over whether to allow copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is shifting to the capital city as the U.S. Forest Service opens a new set of public meetings on its proposal to bar minerals exploration and development on more...Read More
Mining Stocks: Watch for Bargains as Metals Slide - Barron's
Mar 8, 2017 ... A truck is driven out of Western Areas NL's Tim King Pit open-cut nickel mine at Spotted Quoll, in Forrestania, Western Australia. Illustration: ... Peru's Las Bambas mine has also seen worker protests. “Disruptions in ... AU), with the latter producing gold as part of its core copper mining operations. Both stocks...Read More
Voisey's Bay: An Introduction - Arctic Circle
In August, 1997, 250 members of Canada's Innu Nation and the Labrador Inuit Association staged a joint protest in northern Labrador at the site of one of the world's ... Because of its importance in the nickel market, a bidding war between two major mining companies, Inco [International Nickel Company] and Falconbridge,...Read More
Environmental Protests on the Tibetan Plateau - Central Tibetan ...
molybdenum, nickel, platinum, silver, tin, uranium and zinc. ... It killed 83 of the workers stationed at the mining site.3 Only two of the dead miners were Tibetan - ... Protest Chronology. 2. 0. 1. 0. • Anti-dam and mining protest. Driru County, Nagchu Prefecture, TAR. • May: anti-pollution protest. Sangchu County, Kanlho TAP,...Read More
Rehabilitation of nickel mining sites in New Caledonia
The Inco project, Goro Nickel, is located close to a protected zone. An outcry over wastewater discharged into the lagoon by the Inco factory, which uses hydrometallurgic processes, is a clear sign of local people's concern. In the 1970s, after people started to protest, the mining companies were forced to stabilize wastes and...Read More
Nickel Mining in the Philippines | Investing News Network
Sep 19, 2017 ... Nickel mining in the Philippines has changed drastically this year, and the direction it goes moving forward will impact the global market. ... Other protests on the same grounds have occurred in the past. The Philippines' mining policy, which was enacted in 2012, was aimed at combating such issues.Read More
Benguet Corp, OceanaGold still mining despite suspension - Bulatlat
Mar 3, 2017 ... MANILA – Nickel mining giant Benguet Corporation and Australian-Canadian transnational mining corporation OceanaGold are just some of the ... Yet, to this day, these companies are still mining, prompting the locals to troop again to the capital Thursday, March 2, to bring their protest at the doors of the...Read More
Wild Rice Concerns - Fight For Mining Minnesota
The most recent controversy regarding copper-nickel mining and the PolyMet site near Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, was brought forth by all sorts of people living "downstream" in Duluth. They made a big stink and found some native Americans to join in their protest. Their gripe was after Erie Mining (today's PolyMet site)...Read More
Inside the Fight Against Pollution and Big Business in Appalachia ...
Apr 27, 2016 ... "Scab" was the lowest thing a man could be called, "coal" was a way of life, and "protest" was an unknown. It wasn't until years later, when the unions began to splinter, and the companies shifted to surface mining (a.k.a. mountaintop removal, or MTR, which is exactly what it sounds like), that the nastiness of...Read More