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Philippines: Earth Day protests focus on mining

Earth Day celebrations in the Philippines focused on mining. At Glencore Xstrata's much disputed Tampakan mine, one of the civil society opponents of the mine has been arrested (or abducted) allegedly for being a member of the communist New Peoples' Army. The charge that is vehemently denied, and such accusations are a regular method of discrediting, and intimidating, those who oppose the project.
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Bishops seek stop to Glencore Xstrata’s Tampakan mining project in southern Philippines

Catholic Church officials in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao have reiterated their plea to the government to stop the mining of gold and copper in South Cotabato. The bishops pointed out that the $5.9 billion Tampakan mining project by global miner Glencore Xstrata Plc’s Philippines unit is likely to harm the local community and environment.
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GlencoreXstrata’s annual report shows more than 26 deaths

Recently the Australian Financial Review (AFR) brought some focus on occupational health and safety (OHS) by reporting on the most recent annual report from GlencoreXstrata in its article “Mining’s not war, why 26 deaths?” (subscription required). The article is enlightening but as important is that a business newspaper has analysed an annual report in a workplace safety context. Curiously, although OHS is often mentioned as part of its sustainability and risk management program, safety is not seen as a financial key performance indicator, and it should be.
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ENRC could sell precious DRC mines to repay costly debt

Kazakh miner ENRC, which recently delisted from the London Stock Exchange, is considering selling all its international assets, including its coveted copper operations in Congo, as its founders come under increasing pressure to repay a big loan they took on to privatize the company, industry and banking sources said. Among the most likely buyers of the copper mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)- ENRC's jewel outside Kazakhstan - are London-listed commodities trader and miner Glencore Xstrata and its rival Trafigura, the sources said.
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Filipinos curse their ‘Mining Hell’ – which includes Glencore Xstrata

Last week was designated 'Mining Hell Week' in the Philippines by national alliance Alyansa Tigil Mina, who mobilised local communities and their supporters to campaign in Manila around some key local and national issues. A delegation of bishops visited the President, primarily to reiterate calls for Glencore Xstrata's Tampakan mine to be stopped. They handed in a letter from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines supporting that call.
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