A Federal inquiry has recommended changing the tax status of activist groups claiming to be environmental charities while engaging in illegal activity.
Brazilian Federal prosecutors have begun civil proceedings against BHP and Vale joint venture operation Samarco , seeking compensation for social, environmental, and economic damages.
The Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) has filed a new challenge to Adani’s Carmicheal coal mine. Carmichael reached an approval milestone last month after it received QLD government support and reached agreements with all landholders. It came after a long series of stop-start battles in which the mine was approved, then rejected, based on … Continue reading Adani sees another environmental legal challenge
Underground coal gasification pioneer company Linc Energy has entered voluntary administration in Australia, angering environmental groups who say the company has done so to avoid facing the damage caused by their experimental plant at Chinchilla. On Friday last week the Australian arm of Linc Energy relinquished control to PPB Advisory as administrators. Information about the … Continue reading Linc Energy leaves ASX under administration
Wollongong Coal has had its cash advance facility increased and renewed. The miner’s short-term drawdown facility for cash advances, with its major shareholder Jindal Steel & Power, has been increased from $150 million to $175 million. The previous facility was valid until 31 March this year, and has now been renewed until the end of … Continue reading Wollongong Coal gets extended lifeline
Coal-fired energy producers may gain access to a way to boost efficiency and halve their carbon emissions, thanks to a new hybrid coal gasification system developed by US scientists.
The Russell Vale Colliery, already closed down due to financial concerns, may soon face a permanent end to expansion plans due to a rare, giant dragonfly.
Anti-mining activists have locked themselves to a conveyor at Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri mine.
Inspections of the Yabulu nickel refinery have revealed significant tailings seepage and elevated levels of ammonia in nearby waterways.
Adani’s Carmichael mega coal mine has taken a step forward after it reached agreements with all landholders.
Queensland parliament has thrown its support behind the Adani Carmichael coal mine.
The Samarco Mineracao iron ore mine in Brazil expects to restart in the fourth quarter this year, following the disastrous tailings dam collapse in November last year which resulted in the deaths of 19 people.
With more than half of the black-throated finch habitat subject to potential mining development, experts fear for the future of the species.
BHP has teamed up with Canadian firm SaskPower to establish a carbon capture and storage centre.
The Federal government has granted environmental approval for the Galilee Basin Carmichael coal mine, but developer Adani still needs to find $16 billion in funding for the project, as well as secure a mining licence in Queensland.
Mining consumables business Bradken must rectify unacceptable odour levels emitted from its Kilburn factory by February next year, the Environmental Protection Authority has said.
China has declared it will not approve any new coal mines for the next three years.
A new process to clean mine tailings water, which cuts the process from years to hours, has been discovered.
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The Planning and Assessment Commission will today determine if Vale will be allowed to change its environmental conditions of consent for the Integra Mine Complex.