I was taken aback (to say the least) after reading this article titled "MCC Spillover at Ramu Mine Site" on PNG Mine Watch and watching the below video titled "Out of sight, Out of Mined' from Oxfam Australia. Althought they are two different companies mining different metals - the state of the rivers and vegetation looks surprisingly simmilar...
Source: Oxfam Australia
The vast majority of Australian mining, oil and gas companies have no clear public commitment to gain the consent of Indigenous peoples before commencing projects on their land, according to a new report.
The executive director of Papua New Guinea’s Chamber of Mines and Petroleum says the only way of guarding against fluctuating commodity prices is by diversifying the economy.
Spotted on the PNG Mine Watch blog
Many commentators are talking excitedly about the unprecedented riches that will come from Papua New Guinea’s resource boom. Phil Mercer writing for Voice of America (see below) is just the latest.
But who is REALLY going to reap the benefits from Papua New Guinea’s oil, gas, gold and silver?