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British Columbia allows sand mine on Indigenous land

The BURNCO project is expected to create 40 full-time-equivalent positions per year over the two-year construction period.

EPA not happy with Canadian miner’s zinc-gold project in Michigan

The project is being proposed by Toronto-based Aquila Resources.

EPA may be overstating claims from the Gold King mine spill

According to AP, an Albuquerque law firm filed 13 claims totalling $120 million, but a recently released EPA spreadsheet says it was 14 claims totalling $220 million.

One of Australia's largest gold mines halts operations after dam collapse

Newcrest Mining says experts on site have observed no environmental damage.

British Columbia to reform Environmental Assessment Process in the fall

Environmental assessments already underway will continue under the current process.

Galician MP denounces tailings pond breach

Lídia Senra filed a complaint before the European Commission denouncing the breach of a tailings pond in the Touro municipality.

US officials consider robots to prevent mine spills

Their main function would be to move through collapsing, rubble-strewn tunnels at mine sites to map them and analyze pollutants in groundwater.

Copper miners challenged by water supply

"Water demand will increase because it will be necessary to process more material to obtain the same amount of copper": Wood Mackenzie.

Chile's Andina mine to be modified to protect glaciers

Codelco will invest $250 million to modify the shape of the current pit.

China top copper producer halts output after pollution order

Production should be halted for at least a week.

Western Australia government rejects Mineral Resources’ iron ore project

The decision is final and without appeal.

Scientists are searching for silver in laundry wastewater

The researchers have discovered how different variations in detergent chemistry impact the amount of metal they can get.

EPA passes on rule covering U.S. hardrock miners' cleanup costs

The agency won't act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites.

Mineral Resources not surprised by Environment Minister's rejection of its Western Australia project

"This position has remained unchanged for a number of years," the miner said.

Colombian First Nations rally against mining in the world’s highest mountain/coastal system

The Arhuaco tribe believes mining in the area threatens both the natural environment and the physical and cultural survival of Indigenous communities.

Sherritt International fined $1 million for coal mine spills in Canada

Sherritt pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act.

Conservative radio personality takes on Adani

A TV ad featuring a famous radio broadcaster is pushing to ‘stop the taxpayer loan’ to the Indian group

Kiwis protest against seabed mining

The Green Party wants to create New Zealand’s largest marine mammal sanctuary in order to stop extractive activities in the South Taranaki Bight

These are the mining sector’s suggestions to the Canadian government

Industry highlights the topics they would like government officials to address during the Energy and Mines Ministers’ annual conference

Codelco to produce “green” copper

The pilot project is taking place at the Gabriela Mistral mine

A Canadian company wants to help artisanal miners produce “clean gold”

SEF Canada is launching “Clean Gold Community Solutions” in Ecuador

How to accomplish more mining with better water treatment

As environmental regulations toughen up, Veolia's Water Technologies division is seeing increased interest from Canadian miners

Argentina’s Supreme Court to hear case on Barrick's mine

A federal court in Argentina has ruled that the country's Supreme Court should evaluate the government's request to suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine

Lucky Minerals allowed to explore for gold near Yellowstone National Park

The Vancouver-based company plans to explore an area located within the privately-owned St. Julian mine claim block

Religious leaders occupy Australia’s environment minister's office to protest Adani’s coal mine

A rabbi, a Uniting church reverend, a former Catholic priest and a Buddhist leader occupied Australia's environment minister's office