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Article
8 July 2001

How the world mining industry had to dig itself out of a hole

Author: Sir Robert Wilson, Chairman of Rio Tinto, in The Observer [UK]

The chairman of Rio Tinto argues that when his company engaged with its critics, it realised that extraction and sustainable development need not be contradictions

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Article
19 April 2001

Mining: North America sets new diamond standard

Author: Gillian O'Connor, Financial Times

The environmental restrictions on building a new mine in North America are crippling, according to many miners. Yet a corollary of this view is that North America is setting the standards towards which the rest of the world is gradually moving....

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1 April 2001

Voluntary Approaches to Corporate Responsibility: Readings and a Resource Guide

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Article
20 March 2001

Native Reluctance to join Mining Industry Initiatives: Activist Perspectives

Author: Vicki Tauli-Corpuz & Danny Kennedy, in Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 1

[Australia, West Papua, UK, Papua New Guinea, USA, Canada] [refers to Rio Tinto, Anglo-American, BHP, Codelco, Newmont, Noranda, Phelps Dodge, Placer Dome, WMC, Freeport McMoRan]

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Article
1 November 2000

Rio Tinto: blockades and strikes hit Kalimantan mines [Indonesia]

Author: Down to Earth Newsletter

The past months have seen unprecedented direct action by local people and mine workers protesting against injustice at Rio Tinto's PT KEM and Kaltim Prima mines.

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1 November 2000

Rio Tinto: blockades and strikes hit Kalimantan mines [Indonesia]

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1 November 2000

WALHI opposes PT CPM [Indonesia]

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Article
1 November 2000

WALHI opposes PT CPM [Indonesia]

Author: Down to Earth Newsletter

The Central Sulawesi chapter of environmental organisation WALHI has been making the case against gold-mining by PT Citra Palu Minerals in the Poboya-Paneki area of East Palu sub-district, Central Sulawesi...The area is a Taman Raya Hutan - a forest...

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Article
5 September 2000

"Oceanic Islanders Use Federal Law to Sue British Mining Giant Rio Tinto for Alleged Ecocide and Human Rights Crimes"

Author: Business Wire

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Article
1 May 2000

Contracts and communities

Author: Down to Earth Newsletter

Opposition is mounting to large-scale mining in Indonesia as communities speak out about its effects on their lives and the environment, but foreign companies are warning the Wahid government not to change the contracts they signed during the Suharto...

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