Our colombian town fears coal mine closure


4 Colombian Women Activists Fighting to Save the Earth ...

The written message arrived at Jakeline Romero Epiayu's home in the Colombian town of Barrancas in late 2016. At the time, Epiayu was attending a conference about the constitutional right of Indigenous communities to be consulted about mining projects in their territory.

What will fill the hole left by coal? | Australia news ...

What will fill the hole left by coal? A coal-fired power station in the Latrobe valley. The four power stations in the region sit on top of one of the world's largest deposits of brown coal, a ...

Wellington, British Columbia - Wikipedia

The Wellington mine grew quickly and was soon outproducing the more established Vancouver Coal Company of Nanaimo. By the 1890s the town, with 5,000 residents, was the second largest city on Vancouver Island (after Victoria, the capital).

Newcastle, New South Wales - Wikipedia

Coal mining began in earnest on 3 May 1833 when the Australian Agricultural Company received land grants at Newcastle plus a 31-year monopoly on that town's coal traffic. [ citation needed ] Other collieries were within a 16 km (10 mi) radius of the town.

Imagining a Post-Coal Appalachia - The Atlantic

But when the nation started to move away from coal-fired power plants, and giant companies pulled up stakes and closed down mines, shedding 7,000 jobs in just three years, the people left too.

Mining downturn: Residents fleeing, leaving virtual ghost ...

Mining continued until 1957 when a nearby hydro-electric scheme eliminated the need for coal. In 2006, the town had a population of just 55 people. There are now plans to turn the site into an ...

Colstrip residents face uncertain future as pressures ...

Community fear about Colstrip's future is already changing things. ... Colstrip got its start as a coal mining town back in 1924 but the construction of the power plants provided a reliable ...

Federal Council rejects mining referendum in Colombian town

Colombia's State Council revoked a provincial judgment that allowed for a mining referendum in the municipality of Une, located in the central Cundinamarca state. According to W Radio, the ...

Date set for closure of UK's last deep mine at Kellingley ...

Cheap imports have hastened coal's long demise, said Shaun McLoughlin, the mine manager. It costs £43 a tonne to get coal out of Kellingley, North Yorkshire. The world price is £30.

Queensland town divided over New Acland coal mine ...

A farmer whose property borders the New Acland coal mine on Queensland's Darling Downs warns of job losses in the agricultural sector if a mine expansion is blocked.

Big coal threatens small towns' survival — RT US News

The small town of 2,500 sits 30 miles south of Pittsburgh next to the Monongahela River on top of a large coal bed. Opened in the 1940s, the Mathies mine, where Ramaco plans to dispose of any waste generated by its project, produced coal for half a century, but suffered a …

Available Information from NMMR - National Mine Map Repository

Consultants: Identify specific project areas and request information on various mine seams, mine depth, extent of mine, closure dates, detailed maps of mine workings, and mine operators to use as a basic source of geological and engineering data.

Mine Pools - Office of Surface Mining

Brandy Camp. Brandy Camp is a small former coal mine ("Patch") town approximately nine miles north east of Brockway along State Route 219. The Brandy Camp discharge point is located approximately 1000 feet south-southeast of the town.

Norwich Park mine Archives - Australian Mining

MAIN chief Narelle Pearse has called for calm, as fears rise in the town of Dysart following the closure of the Norwich Park coal mine. April 16, 2012 0 comment Top 5 stories of the week

Coal Magnates of Southern Chile | dare2go

The fortunes of the next town down the coast, Lota, are also strongly connected with coal mining. Since the mine's closure in the 1990s the city's population has been declining, and it is now considered one of the poorest areas in Chile.

Mine closing wipes out many of Trump's coal job gains

Jan 10, 2018· Decision to close coal mine near the West ia-Pennsylvania border will cost 370 jobs, or most of the jobs industry added in Trump's first year.

Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union intimidation ...

The coal from Drummond's mine is transported along a 120-mile railroad line from La Loma to the port near Santa Marta — a tranquil tourist town tucked into the northern Caribbean coast of the country.

Colombia, Disasters Timeline, 21st Century - mapreport.com

Jun 25, 2017· Eruption at Colombian volcano forces airport closure An eruption at the towering Nevado del Ruiz volcano has forced the closure of a regional airport in western Colombia Colombia, Disasters Mine Accident Timeline ...

End of an era as Britain's last coal mine closes - Yahoo

Dec 17, 2015· The closure of Britain's last coal mine on Friday in a misty corner of Yorkshire brings to an end a proud history of industrial boom and social struggle. "Britain's best miners work at …

Taxpayers to foot the bill for mine closures

Mine rehabilitation – to avoid toxic seepage – is a costly business which taxpayers look likely to fund, writes Michael West.. MINING COMPANIES and regulators have gravely underestimated the costs of mine rehabilitation, leaving taxpayers in the gun for billions of dollars in clean-up costs, says Rick Humphries.. He should know.

Illinois town ponders future as Foresight files to close ...

Since 2014, an underground fire has smoldered in a coal mine about 60 miles northeast of St. Louis, eating away at the coal seams of the once-productive Deer Run Mine and also at the vitality of ...

How Colombia can plan for a future without coal - sei.org

Under Colombian law, mining companies need to provide a closure and rehabilitation plan in order to obtain their environmental license. However, some fear that mine rehabilitation will not be managed well,

Bagehot The end of industry - economist.com

The impending closure of Britain's last deep coal mines is a moment for reflection and awe ... for Britain will burn cheap Russian and Colombian coal long after its own mines have closed. In ...

Why does the Colombian coal industry need help from a ...

Destruction of a house to make way for Cerrejon mine expansion. Photo: Diana Salazar. Bob Burton and Richard Solly. A few months ago the Colombian Mining Association (CMA) joined the London-based World Coal Association (WCA), the coal industry's global lobbying group.

Coal Seam Fire memories still burning a decade later ...

Coal Seam was different, and at first the city firefighters tried to battle it like they would a more typical urban fire. "When you've got a fire in a residential area with fire hydrants and things, you can be a lot more aggressive than when you are out in the wildland.

Mine closure forces outback town to face uncertain future ...

An entire outback town that faced a mass exodus after a mine closure could be given a new lease on life. Traditional owners are among those hoping to save Leigh Creek from an uncertain future.

Kellingley Colliery: End of the mine - The Daily Telegraph

Kellingley Colliery, the last deep coal mine in Britain, closes down for good next week, finally shutting the book on a trade that stoked the industrial revolution and helped fuel an empire.

Families Hoping for Justice in Suit Over 1968 Mine ...

In this Nov. 24, 1968, file photo, one of two seven-man rescue teams enters the Consolidation Coal mines in Farmington, W.Va., where 78 miners have been trapped.

Colombia: Fear and Loathing in La Guajira | ICN

By: Richard Solly A report by Richard Solly of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network, who recently visited Colombia. It is sad to see fear on the faces of people you love because of the threats they are receiving.

The Colombian town that's taking on coal mining ...

Juana Hofman is the coordinator of Colombia's Network for Environmental Justice. She works from AIDA's Bogota office. She is an attorney from the University of Rosario, where she taught environmental negotiation, was part of the Public Action Group, and coordinated the Public Opinion Observatory.

Witness: "The Mining Company Brought Me Problems" | Human ...

The mine is owned and operated by Eland Coal Mining Company, a subsidiary of the Isle of Man-based Heavy Mineral Limited, which in turn is owned by Independent Oil & Resources PLC – a company ...

Dirty coal: health fears of a town covered in dust from ...

Dirty coal: health fears of a town covered in dust from disused power station Senate inquiry to visit Port Augusta to investigate mistakes made after the closure of the Northern power plant Adam ...