Philippines ban surface mining as minister steps up crackdown

By Enrico Dela Cruz, Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez on Thursday said she would ban surface mining in the country, stepping up the months-long crackdown on the industry she accuses of significant environmental damage. FILE PHOTO: A view of stocks of nickel ore at …

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Lawsuit protects Floridians, over 50,000 acres from phosphate strip mining

For immediate release, March 15, 2017 Contact: Jaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, [email protected], Center for Biological DiversityDennis Mader, (863) 494-4687, [email protected], People for Protecting Peace RiverGlenn Compton, (941) 966-6256, [email protected], ManaSota-88Justin Bloom, (941) 275-2922, [email protected], Suncoast Waterkeeper Lawsuit protects Floridians, over 50,000 acres from phosphate strip mining ST. PETERSBURG, Florida– Four …

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Surface mining for the news | The time of Israel

More than a day after the release of the long-awaited and very damning report on the war in Gaza on Tuesday, the effects of the dazzling report continue to be felt in the Hebrew press on Thursday morning, encountering swirls of warnings still present that a new conflict might be …

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Time to get a grip on surface phosphate mining in Florida

Florida is starting to realize its huge phosphate mining problem. Phosphate mining has not only marked the face of Florida, but has created the perennial threat of contaminated water being released into the Florida aquifer, which provides drinking water to millions of people. At the end of last week, it …

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BRIEF-Caterpillar to explore strategic alternatives for certain mining products

Aug 18 (Reuters) – Caterpillar Inc * Caterpillar will explore strategic alternatives for certain mining products * The production of crawler drills will be discontinued and no new orders will be taken * Caterpillar Inc. announced that the company will also cease production of crawler drills in its resource industries …

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Athens County Commissioners Approve Public Road Authorization for Mining

Athens County Commissioners Approve Public Road Authorization for Mining By: Aaron Payne Posted on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 ATHENS, OH – The Athens County Council of Commissioners has approved a deal with a mining company regarding mining across or within 100 feet of Johnson Run Road. Commissioners signed a highway …

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Will taxpayers be stuck with the clean-up bill for surface coal mining sites?

The question of how to pay for mine reclamation flies beneath the surface of the general public even though the question is, literally, above the ground and right in front of the major coal producing regions. The problem is the ‘self-sticking’ that ensures their surface mines are ‘salvaged’. Many small …

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Surface mining in Egypt’s thriving valley

PIEDMONT, Ohio – The Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is a tribute to what can happen once the land is cleared of its charcoal and restored to nature. The area, state-owned land in eastern Ohio, spans 18,011 acres of rolling hills, wetlands, and grasslands. There is 2,270-acre Piedmont Lake, popular with …

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Irwindale upholds decision to reopen Olive Pit mining quarry – Pasadena Star News

Despite a lawsuit brought by Baldwin Park to prevent further mining operations at a gravel pit that has been closed for more than 40 years, Irwindale City Attorney Fred Galante said Thursday the city is maintaining its approval of the project. United Rock Products, Inc. plans to build, salvage and …

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Baldwin Park sues Irwindale over Olive Pit mining quarry – Pasadena Star News

Irwindale officials will meet with the city attorney on Wednesday to deal with a complaint filed after council unanimously approved a plan to reopen the Olive Pit mining quarry. The lawsuit, filed by Irwindale’s neighbor Baldwin Park, alleges that the final environmental impact report certified by Irwindale in December is …

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Surface mining allowed in state wildlife preserve, says Ohio Supreme Court – News – The Columbus Dispatch

An Ohio Supreme Court ruling could pave the way for surface coal mining in many state parks, forests and wildlife areas. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources had argued that surface mining would “completely destroy” state land and was not permitted unless specifically authorized in the rights deeds. mines owned …

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Udachny Diamond Mine – Mining Technology

Udachny is one of the deepest surface mines in the world. Mining activities at the Udachny open pit mine began in 1976. Commercial production from underground mining at Udachny is expected to begin in 2015. The Udachny Diamond Mine owned by Alrosa Mining is located near the town of Udachny …

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Paracatu Mine – Mining Technology

The Paracatu gold mine is located in Brazil, north of the city of Paracatu and nearly 230 km from the capital of Brazil, Brasilia. The mine is owned by Canadian company Kinross Gold and operated by Rio Paracatu Mineraçäo (RPM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinross. An expansion was undertaken …

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British Columbia First Nation renews battle to prevent surface mining

Dozens of First Nations protesters block surface coal mine project in remote northwestern British Columbia Tahltan Central Council said about 30 gang members were protesting at Fortune Minerals’ Arctos Anthracite project campsite, located 330 kilometers northeast of Prince Rupert. The council said members fear the mine will impact more than …

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Surface mining | Oklahoma Impact State

Kevin Blackwood / Arbuckle-Karst Conservatory East Central University undergraduate Lindsey Thompson searches for artifacts in the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer. The Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer in south-central Oklahoma is considered one of the most sensitive water resources in the state. It’s because no river or stream is flowing in the aquifer; They only come …

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Surface mining activist ‘Judy’ Bonds dies of cancer: The Two-Way: NPR

The “godmother” of the Appalachian Mountain Elimination Movement died of cancer at the age of 58. Julia “Judy” Bonds is credited with helping to make widespread surface mining in the mountains of West Virginia a national problem. The attention she has helped bring to the practice is also credited with …

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Coal mining and the Highwall method

There is one aspect of coal mining that receives relatively little attention, even though it is growing in popularity. It is with this method that I will conclude this series on mining and its precursor on the production of oil wells. Most mining operations can be clearly divided into surface …

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Old open pit mining pits pose deadly danger

PITTSBURG – It would be easy to think of the mounds and valleys that remain from years of mining in Southeast Kansas as a scar on the earth. But with years of hard work and nature reclaiming what belongs to it, many open pits have become recreational areas. But that …

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Avatar’s paradise planet for surface mining

It’s 150 years into the future, and the Homosapiens have successfully eradicated all of Earth’s native flora and fauna. But for some reason, the unnatural way of life of our great-grandchildren still demands that we import “unobtainium”, a mineral of unspecified application that is worth $ 20 million per kilogram. …

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