No Discussion On Some Of Rio Tinto’s Most Notorious Operations At Shareholder Meeting – April 19, 2013
Mining giant should address pollution and human rights abuses at its mines in West Papua and Papua New Guinea, say critics
Mining watchdog groups and human rights activists from around the world confronted Rio Tinto officials at the mining giant’s annual general shareholder meeting in London Thursday, questioning the company about proposed and in-the-works projects that they said could cause serious environmental and human rights violations if allowed to go forward.
Photo by Kari Lydersen
They brought up several controversial Rio Tinto projects, including the massive in-the-works Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia, the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, and in-the-works mines in Arizona… more
by: Kari Lydersen
European Activists Form Cross-border Alliances to Track the Impacts of International Coal Trade – December 5, 2012
Greens and labor groups demand more transparency about where imported coal comes from and the conditions under which it was extracted
The Ferrybridge coal-fired power plant looms over the rolling hills of Yorkshire, England, an imposing industrial relic with towering brick smoke stacks and a squadron of hourglass-shaped cooling towers pouring steam into the sky. This is a region built on coal, and the small towns dotting the landscape are known as coalfield communities. There are still many millions of tons of coal underground here that will probably never be extracted, a fact that irks many miners who’ve been out of work for two to three decades.
Photo by Vaidotas Mišeikis