The Gross Domestic Product (GDP ) miner shows a decline that has put local businesses outside the sector of national development.
For the president of the Mining Chamber of Venezuela ( Camiven ), Luis Alejandro Rojas, the solution to the great crisis of the sector must necessarily pass through a recasting of each and every one of the mining activities.
“The big mining, such as coal , gold , iron and bauxite , are at historical lows , there are serious production problems in all these areas. Gold earned today is not even 10% of what occurred at some point. If one speaks of iron production may be 25 % and bauxite in the best case , reaches 20 % , “said business leader . Read the rest of this entry »
A draft resolution of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, prepared based on a technical paper prepared this portfolio together with the National Mining Agency (ANM ) and the Colombian Geological Survey (SGC ) provides four levels to classify the value of sanctions for legal, technical , operational and environmental violations .
The amount of the penalty is based on the contractual stage, the number of hectares and production rates .
” The pricing of fines is confined to objective criteria that make such an effective sanction to force operators to fulfill their obligations means ,” the draft.
Thus, in legal terms is considered as very serious offenses if a contractor with a temporary authorization will sell surplus production of materials exploited construction or if not is the policy that covers compliance with mining and environmental obligations , fines and expiration . Read the rest of this entry »
This first area is located in the El Morro , the , in the department of Boyaca Socota Township .
The decision of the new mining authority was made after the analysis and the technical visits , in response to a request by a group of traditional miners to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
Today, the National Mining Agency filed 38 applications for a declaration of Area of Special Reserve and the remainder of the year will take place 10 Technical visits to several municipalities that have made the relevant application .
In these areas, geological and mining studies are done to identify the potential for the development of strategic projects for the country.
The National Mining Agency highlighted the savings achieved by more than $ 3,612 million, as a result of legal defense plan that has advanced the organization on issues of judicial , penal and administrative processes.
The President of the National Agency of Mining, Maria Constanza Garcia Botero said the launch of the new comprehensive audit , with 93 % of titles inspected , 4,815 performances of which 80 % are cars and 20 % of formal resolutions and 61% increase in the collection of surface rent by $ 32,386 million pesos.
National Mining Agency also handled 90% of the 19,629 applications found unresolved when he entered as a new mining operation authority. 519 also made changes to mining stocks , it processed 742 applications for legalization , temporary authorizations granted 172 and denied 293.
This management plan shock gave way to the creation, implementation and opening of the new Web Radicador , after more than two years of non-receipt of mining applications , through the new technology platform the company has received more than 3,460 applications managed in today .
According to studies that support the involvement of environmental authorities, departmental and national governments and the United Nations in the department to eliminate the use this element for highly polluting water and air .
At least half of this chemical element reaches water sources and air.
Only in the municipalities of Segovia and Remedios 137 tons of mercury per year , 400 tons of total world inventory UN records are used. These municipalities are referring to the gold mines of small and medium scale in the department , with practices that have recently spread to other towns in the west and the east.
According to Juan Fernando Caicedo, official from the United Nations Environment Program ( UNEP) , in Latin America, two-thirds of mercury emissions are generated by mining pollutes the atmosphere , estimated 37 percent puts this way to poison the air on the planet. Read the rest of this entry »
” The outlook is not very encouraging , the growth of the mining activity is not only unsustainable , but continue to produce a strong social conflict ” , Jose de Echave , former Deputy Minister of Environment at the beginning of the current government and NGO representative said CooperAccion .
Two other NGOs, Fedepaz ( Ecumenical Foundation for Development and Peace) and Grufides (Group Training and Development Intervention ) form , with CooperAccion , the Observatory of Mining Conflicts .
In recent years Peru has faced conflicts arising from the extractive mining activity found stiff opposition from farmers , ensuring that seriously affects the environment and destroy their water sources . Read the rest of this entry »
The purpose of the agenda is the destruction , by the National Police, the heavy machinery used for the exploration or exploitation of mineral , without authorization and requirements provided by law . This includes excavators, backhoes and bulldozers , says the press release of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development .
Thereafter the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has the Armed Forces to fulfill the work of protecting and defending the environment and renewable natural resources, such as elements of national sovereignty.
The two companies will also work in favor of biodiversity and ecosystem services , by combating forest fires and monitoring of protected areas , the report says . Read the rest of this entry »
Minister of Mines and Energy, Amylkar Acosta said he will sign the decree regulating mining in the Colombian territory , considering the huge amount of traditional miners in the country and played informally work with all the consequences of economic , social and environmental .
The minister also proposed Acosta is going to allow large-scale mining part of the process.
“This will be an essential tool for the national government to lend support to this permanent mining, as it is an activity that many Colombians derive their livelihood, but that must be done responsibly ,” said Acosta.
The head of the portfolio of Mines and Energy said that the purpose of all this is that mining takes place without causing detriment to the environment and ensuring decent working conditions for those who work in this office .
In countries where there are open pit mining conditions are pretty dire in terms of production possibilities. Are countries with high desert lands or areas where no production of the country is affected, “he told AFP Ana Filippini, a member of the coordinating committee of the National Movement for-Plebiscito Uruguay Royalty Mining open cast metal (URUGUAY FREE) .
“In Uruguay to develop this activity have to evict people, leave productive activities,” he added.
The movement was created by citizens and social groups of eleven of the 19 departments of the country, concerned about the introduction of an activity with serious impact on society and the natural resources of the country, the group said in a statement, in which he called the launch of the collection of signatures on Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »
Illegal mining is executed in the department of Madre de Dios , in an area called Mega 13 , that threatens the natural reserve of Tambopata , one of the largest in the country , and close to the Inter-Oceanic Highway , which connects to Brazil , said this AFP Sunday Daniel Urresti , High Commissioner on Affairs Formalization of Mining and Environmental Remediation .
“With unused explosives will have 50 engines , washing machines which separate gold from mercury, rafts and other equipment used by illegal miners ,” he said .
In place ” a camp where miners shacks built with sticks and plastic lived , as well as numerous bars and brothels ” were also dismantled , he added .
The operation was launched on Saturday by helicopter that suddenly arrived and planted eight patrols, each composed of 100 police officers were accompanied by prosecutors. Read the rest of this entry »