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Oak Flat Campground marks third year in opposition to Resolution Copper mine

oak-flat-6by By Henry Carson, The Daily Wildcat, Feb 21, 2017

The air full of chants and the beating of drums, hundreds marched from San Carlos, Arizona to the Oak Flat Campground this weekend to protest the proposed building of a copper mine on sacred Native American land. Read the rest of this entry

Calgary-based energy firm Apache Canada faces 7 charges for 2013 spill: AER

A section of the oil spill near Zama City, Alberta.

A section of the 2013 oil spill near Zama City, Alberta.

By Global News/The Canadian Press, Oct 19, 2015

CALGARY – An energy company with a troubled safety history is facing seven charges related to a 2013 pipeline spill that leaked roughly 1.8 million litres of contaminated water near Zama City, Alta.

Apache Canada Ltd. has been charged under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Public Lands Act and the Pipeline Act.

An investigation earlier this year by the Alberta Energy Regulator found that between June 2013 and October 2014 the company had six pipeline incidents that caused loss or damage to public lands and potential environmental impact.

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San Carlos Apache Leader: ‘What Was a Struggle to Protect Our Most Sacred Site Is Now a Battle’

by Gale Courey Toensing, Indian Country Today, Jan 27, 2015

Washington lawmakers may think their passage of a bill giving the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s sacred land to a giant international mining company is a done deal, but they may have to think again.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe is organizing an all-out campaign to stop the transfer of Oak Flat, its 2,400-acre sacred ceremonial and burial site since time immemorial, to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of the giant global mining corporation Rio Tinto. San Carlos wants to protect the land and water from the almost certain devastation of Resolution’s proposed massive underground copper mine, and preserve its natural state. San Carlos Chairman Terry Rambler told Indian Country Today Media Network.

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Petronas expects to invest up to $16 billion in LNG export facility in B.C.

Global energy corporations are “dead serious” about investing in B.C., said provincial Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman

By The Associated Press June 11, 2013

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

VICTORIA — Global energy corporations are “dead serious” about investing in British Columbia’s potential as a world supplier of liquefied natural gas, said provincial Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman after a $16 billion announcement on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry