Brazil Deals With Similar Issues

By Steve Fiscor/Editor-in-Chief

During September, the Brazilian Mining Institute (IBRAM) organized the 16th Brazilian Mining Congress in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The event, which takes place every two years, was held in conjunction with the International Mining Exposition (Exposibram). It is the country’s largest gathering of mining and mineral processing professionals.

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Where’s the Accountability?

By Steve Fiscor

Imagine seeing footage on SkyTV or CNN of a massive discharge of fouled water from the wilderness. Locals suspect it’s from a mining operation working upstream and a day later their suspicions are confirmed. Meanwhile, the tainted water is moving downstream impacting irrigation systems and the drinking water for thousands along the waterways. The media tracks down the CEO and on live television she says, “Yes, I’m in charge, but I’m not sure what they were doing out there; we will investigate it and get back to you.” There would be outrage, especially from “environmental” groups. Government regulators would issue huge fines, likely driving the mining company into bankruptcy. And, that mining executive would likely face a prison sentence.

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The Reckoning for Miners Begins

As this edition of Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) was going to press, many mining companies were filing midyear financial reports or end of year financials depending on where they are headquartered.

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A Rebuke for a Reckless EPA

By Steve Fiscor

The late June decision by the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) revealed just how reckless the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become. In Michigan v. EPA (See This Month in Coal, p. 28), several states and industry groups, including the National Mining Association, challenged the EPA’s mercury rule, which would have forced most of the coal-fired power plants to close as part of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan.

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Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief, EMJ, Engineering Mining Journal
Steve Fiscor heads a world class group of writers and editors serving the mining and construction markets. He has served as editor-in-chief for E&MJ since 2003 and Coal Age since 2001. He writes articles on mining and processing, organizes the technical programs for several conferences, and produces many of MMI's ancillary products.

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