Indian Environment Minister to review Vedanta clearances

Ramesh to review Posco, Vedanta clearances Controversy-prone Indian minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh has now decided to review the forest clearances granted to Posco and Vedanta Resources. Both the giant Korean firm (Pohang Steel Company) and the...

Vedanta raises Rs 17,000 crore debt for Orissa project

Vedanta Aluminium, a subsidiary of the billionaire Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta Resources, has raised a Rs 17,000-crore debt for its ongoing project in Orissa to increase its fully-integrated aluminium smelting capacity. (One crore is equivalent to ten million....

INDIA: Indigenous Groups Step Up Protests Over Mining Project

Indigenous Dongria Kondhs trekked to Niyam Dongar hill, the abode of their presiding deity Niyam Raja, and designated it as inviolate, meaning that they were stepping up their resistance to a controversial alumina refinery and bauxite mine project. They carried out...

London-listed companies and the earthquake in Chile

London-listed Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata are all involved in copper mining in Chile. Chile copper mines, ports recover All but one of Chile’s biggest copper mines hit by the massive weekend earthquake had restored operations by Monday, but...

BHP embroiled in Falklands row

Argentina’s ambassador to Australia says mining group BHP Billiton will face business sanctions if it pushes ahead with oil exploration in Falklands waters. BHP has a licence to explore off the Falkland Islands and is scheduled to start doing so in the next four...

Tanzanians more cursed than blessed

In this opinion piece the author asks whose interests drive the government and politicians in Tanzania and who is at the heart of policy development and formulation when mining corporations enjoy a better relationship with politicians than their electorates do? He...