Argentina Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Mining In Glacier Regions

11 Jun 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

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 northwest Argentina and the Pascua-Lama mine that is on the Argentine-Chile border. Barrick had argued that the 2010 law would harm its operations near glacial areas.On June 4, the Supreme Court judges unanimously rejected Barrick’s appeal of lower court decisions, citing the need to preserve the environment in accordance with the 2016 Paris climate change agreement...

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