Amungme leader warns Freeport it could be closed down

The vast Grasberg copper-gold mine in Indonesian-occupied West Papua is a continuing source of tension between the Indonesian government and those campaigning for West papuan independence. London-based Rio Tinto helped to finance the mine’s expansion and...

Rio Tinto hits a snag in US copper mine clean-up

In November 2001, Rio Tinto secured a “Notice of Completion (COC)” from Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirming that it had successfully reclaimed its Flambeau copper mine. This enterprise generated massive opposition by a...

Huge victory: Obama kills Keystone tarsands pipeline

Barack Obama rejected the controversial Keystone tar sands pipeline last Wednesday, making good on a promise not to give in to a Republican ultimatum on the project. See http://www.no-tar-sands.org/2012/01/huge-victory-obama-kills-keystone/....