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Protest the Pebble Mine

Sign the Petition telling mining giant Anglo American that you oppose its disastrous Pebble Mine scheme in Alaska. Rio Tinto also has a minority stake in the project. See https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1781.

BHP Billiton takes mercy on Eskom

Is Eskom facing another financial disaster over its multi-billion-rand-losing derivatives? In its financial year to 31 March 2009, Eskom, the South African state-owned power monopoly, scored losses of 11.9bn South African Rand on its derivatives book, and warned that...

Agarwal's "global seat of learning" gets boot up the backside

Once again, the prime mover behind notorious UK-listed mining company, Vedanta Resources, is under the critical spotlight. This time Anil Agarwal is accused of failing to change the status of his eponymous Foundation from private fiefdom to that of public company, as...

Amnesty International petition on Vedanta

UK-based mining company is abusing the human rights of indigenous communities in Orissa, India Vedanta Resources, through its subsidiary companies plans to mine for bauxite in the Niyamgiri Hills, considered sacred by the Indigenous Dongria Kondh community. The...

Trafigura penetrates further into Peru

Swiss-headquartered Trafigura boasts of being the world’s second largest non-ferrous metals’ trader. In this regard, only Glencore pips it to the post. Notorious for its alleged dumping of tonnes of toxic wastes on the Ivory Coast in 2006, Trafigura runs its metals’...

ILO Recommends Guatemalan State Suspend Mining Operations

The International Labour Organisation's Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has called on the Guatemalan Government to suspend mining operations on Maya Indigenous land in Guatemala. This will affect Goldcorp, a Canadian company...

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