Watch Dr. Kenneth Green, Director of the Fraser Institute Annual Survey of
Mining Companies 2013, as he discusses Arizona’s performance in the survey
with Arizona State Geologist Lee Allison on Arizona Mining Review.
An article in Canada’s Financial Post looks at an interesting
factor in what the article describes as the “Ring of Fire Debacle” – the recent collapse in investor interest in developing what has been estimated at $60 billion (yes,
with a 'b') worth of minerals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new report casting a large shadow over the prospects for the proposed Pebble mine in Alaska. The EPA study is not an evaluation of a specific mining proposal, but rather, assesses the potential impacts of mining in the Bristol Bay region by creating 3 mining scenarios.
First, let me say that I have nothing against Sage Grouse. And, I can’t say that I’ve ever seen one. I would say that puts me with almost 90 percent of people who also live in areas where Sage Grouse range from southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada to southeastern California.
The Sage Grouse population has be declining dramatically primarily because of loss of habitat.
Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada decided that it will not review the decision of the Yukon Court of Appeal that has put the “free entry” staking system into legal limbo.
It’s common to read about some of the perceived downsides to mining in many
newspapers, but it’s less common to read positive stories about mining, and the
people who do it. The Wall Street Journal has not just one, but two articles on
mining in Canada’s far north.
The Canadian government has plans to help support the Canadian mining industry in securing a greater proportion of the global rare earth elements (REE) market, reports Frick Els.
One of the things suggested in a recent editorial in The Economist on hydraulic fracturing of shale deposits, or “fracking,” in Great Britain suggests there are two sources of resistance to it.
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