Mining

11
Dec
2014

“Astonishing and irresponsible” is how experts and environmentalists have greeted the news that the Government of New Zealand has granted a subsidy of up to $20 million to a company proposing to operate a deep sea mine, while a legal Hearing on its application to do so is still deliberating.

Continue reading New Zealand government grants massive subsidy to deep sea mining firm before legal ruling is in

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2
Dec
2014

Source: Deep Sea Mining Campaign

SYDNEY | The 13th PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel from the 1st to the 3rd of December is receiving pressure from human rights and environmental advocates in regards to continuing investment into mining in Papua New Guinea that has been destroying communities and the environment since 1972.

Continue reading A ‘No More Mining’ message taken to PNG investors

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17
Nov
2014

Source: stuff.co.nz

Author: Liam Hyslop

Phosphate mining should not be allowed on the Chatham Rise as it will damage marine environments, environment groups say. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started calling final submissions at its hearing over the application by Chatham Rock Phosphate (CRP) to mine phosphates off New Zealand’s coast.

Continue reading Chatham mining will ‘destroy’ rare seabed life

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20
Oct
2014

Source: Environment 360

Author: Mike Ives

For years, the idea of prospecting for potentially rich deposits of minerals on the ocean floor was little more than a pipe dream. Extractive equipment was not sophisticated or cost-effective enough for harsh environments thousands of feet beneath the ocean’s surface, and mining companies were busy exploring mineral deposits on land.

Continue reading Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts

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