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  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.
  • 3 May 2020- 11:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOURNAI, Belgium 50-70 tonnes of fish have died in Wallonia, Belgium, blamed on contamination from a leak in a settling pond at a sugar beet refinery across the border in France. Tereos, owners of the processing facility in France, admit a leak was found
  • 3 May 2020- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A coalition of eight US environmental groups, led by the the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), filed a lawsuit 29 April in the District Court of Massachusetts to block the Trump administration’s new “Navigable Waters
  • 25 Apr 2020- 10:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat BILLINGS MT, United States A federal judge in the US state of Montana has ruled that the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) violated the law when it approved an important water-crossing permit for the contentious Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
  • 24 Feb 2020- 06:27 by Local Press Report BAKERSFIELD CA Politico President Donald Trump on Wednesday dropped into one of the few regions in California that has embraced his presidency to celebrate new federal rules delivering more water to Central Valley farmers and rolling back protections for
  • 10 Feb 2020- 06:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO CA In advance of Donald Trump’s “State of the Union” address, nine environmental NGOs released their own statement about the state of the nation’s environment, condemning the US President's administration. "Donald Trump's
  • 6 Feb 2020- 05:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In a new assessment of the climate strategy of the mining industry, consultants McKinsey & Company warn that existing policies do not go far enough to have material effect on carbon emissions and that mining companies can
  • 11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in
  • 18 May 2019- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organizations. Living Rivers Europe, five
  • 11 May 2019- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Info OXFORD, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Kathryn Pharr and Alex Mauroner describe the embedded and often hidden costs
  • 8 Mar 2019- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania A controversial gold mine in northern Tanzania has been instructed to halt waste water pollution by March 30 or be shut down by the country’s government. Tanzania Mining Minister Doto Biteko said Acacia needs to stop contaminated
  • 5 Mar 2019- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO Paolo, Brazil The CEO of the world's biggest iron-ore mining company has stepped down after Brazilian prosecutors and police demanded resignations in the wake of January's Brumadinho mine tailings dam collapse, which to date has killed more
  • 20 Feb 2019- 10:49 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Chile's Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) filed charges against Lumina Copper on Tuesday for infractions to the provisions established in its Resolutions of Environmental Rating (RCA), both at the Caserones mine and the
  • 6 Feb 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil As the death-toll rises to at least 142, with 199 still missing following the January 25 collapse of the Brumadinho Dam in Brazil, reports have emerged of weaknesses in the structure being identified last year. Brazil Iron Ore giant Vale
  • 5 Feb 2019- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission announced January 24 that it will refer Spain to the European Court of Justice for failure to take sufficient measures to protect groundwaters that run into the Doñana Wetlands in Andalusia. Spain has long been

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