Tag Archives: Mining

Gold, Water and the Struggle for Basic Rights in El Salvador

http://resources.oxfam.org.au/pages/view.php?ref=1508&k Introduction Set among dense green foliage and steep hills, the San Sebastian River, La Union department in eastern El Salvador runs a light orange color, depending on the extent of rainfall. It has variously also flowed anything from a pale yellow to a deep orange. The San Sebastian is a ‘dead’ river, in that […]

Who Owns Coal Seam Gas in New South Wales (and who can stop it being mined)

This article has been published on The Conversation 11th May. Here is the link http://theconversation.edu.au/who-owns-coal-seam-gas-in-new-south-wales-and-who-can-stop-it-being-mined-696   Earlier this week, Marrickville City Council in suburban Sydney blocked an attempt to mine coal seam gas on privately owned land in the inner-city area of St Peters. The Council imposed a condition on the development application order for […]

National Coal Seam Gas: An Important Step in Protecting Water

A new national agreement designed to protect water resources from coal seam gas extraction and coal mining could offer a level of protection so far unseen in Australian environmental legislation. Any states serious about protecting water for farming and the environment should be signing up. theconversation.edu.au/national-coal-seam-gas-agreement-an-important-step-in-protecting-water-5654