Setback for opencast in Wales

Setback for opencast in Wales

Report from Coal Action Network Yesterday’s (24/6/15) planning hearing for Miller Argent’s proposal to mine 6 million tonnes from the Nant Llesg site, in Caerphilly, South Wales, gave the best possible result. A great outcome for all those who have campaigned over the...
More analysis of the Farlam Commission report on the Marikana Massacre

Lonmin, the Marikana massacre, job cuts and taxes

Nearly three years after the massacre of mineworkers at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, people are still waiting to read the report of an inquiry into the outrage. President Zuma appears to be sitting on the report – and both...
Bougainville passes new mining law, outraging mining opponents

Bougainville passes new mining law, outraging mining opponents

Many in Bougainville are determined to prevent Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) returning to the island.  The company’s Panguna copper and gold mine triggered a war with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, backed by Australia. See the...