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NSW: Mining survey publishes positive opinion

NSW: Mining survey publishes positive opinion | Mining stuff | Scoop.it
The NSW Minerals Council has released data that gives mining a 70 per cent approval rating by the public.
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"Stephen Galilee says just under 90 per cent of those surveyed thought mining was important for regional areas. (...) "Australians believe that mining employs nine times more workers than it actually does, they think that it creates three times as much economic activity [than] it really does and they think it's 30 per cent more Australian owned than it really is."

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Water for coal

Water for coal | Mining stuff | Scoop.it
Fault Lines investigates the influence of the coal industry over West Virginia's politicians and its impact on residents
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Lack of community consultations - Bentley gas drilling suspended

Lack of community consultations - Bentley gas drilling suspended | Mining stuff | Scoop.it
Petroleum company Metgasco has its licence to drill for gas at Bentley in NSW suspended and its project referred to ICAC.
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"But Mr Roberts says it has not undertaken genuine and effective consultation with the community and he has referred allegations over Metgasco's shareholdings and interests "

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Drilling mud leaks off Mozambique coast

Drilling mud leaks off Mozambique coast | Mining stuff | Scoop.it
Potentially toxic "drilling mud" from Anadarko-run gas operation has spilled into the sea off Mozambique's pristine northern coast.
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Moçambique: Sobe para nove o número de garrimpeiros soterrados

Moçambique: Sobe para nove o número de garrimpeiros soterrados | Mining stuff | Scoop.it
Os temas que fazem a actualidade Moçambicana e Internacional em várias áreas de interesse. Os destaques do dia.
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Turkish strike over mine disaster

Turkish strike over mine disaster | Mining stuff | Scoop.it
Major trade unions in Turkey announce a one-day strike in protest at the country's worst ever mine disaster, as a period of national mourning begins.
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If Turkey was classified by ILO as the third-worst in the world for worker deaths in 2012, what these figures tells us about the companies?

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