Black Mesa mine mess

A controversial clean water permit for a coal mine complex sited at a Navajo and Hopi sacred mountain is once again up for review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Peabody Western Coal Company seeks a renewal of its water quality permit for the Black...

"Planet or Death!"

Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Courageous Speech at World People’s Conference on Climate Change Morales’ choice of opening words as well as his convening of this unprecedented global mobilization represents more than a greening of revolutionary...

LMN and others write to investors in Vedanta

On 12 April, London Mining Network, Survival International, BankTrack, Urgewald, ASAR, Les Amis de la Terre, Setem, Netwerk Vlaanderen, Amigos da Terra and other organisations wrote to institutional investors in Vedanta, urging them to disinvest from the company....

Anglo American challenged at AGM: full report

Anglo American was challenged at its April 22 AGM in London on a range of issues including a legacy of sickness among former miners in South Africa, removals of communities by subsidiary Anglo Platinum in South Africa and part-owned Cerrejon Coal in Colombia, a...

Rio Tinto opponent arrested for "trespassing" on public land

A resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, was arrested for “trespassing” on public land in the Escanaba River State Forest, in northern Marquette County.  Cynthia Pryor planned on visiting Eagle Rock, site of Kennecott Minerals’ proposed “Eagle” mine, to...

Report on the London AGM of Rio Tinto, 15 April 2010

Introduction This was Jan du Plessis’ first AGM as Chairman, and he gave plenty of time for questions on the annual report. There were numerous questions on the convictions of Rio Tinto officials in China for bribery (see Rio accused of abandoning Stern Hu,...