Many years ago in Vancouver I attended a conference on mining law put on by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute. Today I received the flyer for the 59th Annual conference to be held in Spokane July 18-20,2013. The speakers at the event that I attended in Vancouver were the best and most entertaining I have ever listened to at any conference ever, even though the topics were tough legal issues in mining. Most are lawyers afterall. (more…)
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On the basis that it is easy to blame the mine and difficult to prove they are innocent, I post this from this link:
A jury says the Atlantic Richfield Co. isn’t responsible for damages to a historic Butte apartment building that the owner said were caused by mining done a half-century ago. (more…)
The Wisconsin legislature has just posted a proposed new law on mining in the state. The full document is available at this link. At 191 pages it is not a short read; but it is a must-read. And it is a fascinating read. It is serious and sometimes frivolous. Consider these sections that caught my eye on scanning the document: (more…)
Back in Vancouver to soft rain, as compared to the heavy, torrential rains of Southern California. The e-mail box is full. Here from one of them is an edited version of an e-publication I found interesting—I have edited to focus on mining-related issues. The publication is from a law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais, and they call their “publication” BLG’s Top 10 Business Issues With Legal Implications 2011. (more…)
Posted in About the news, Human relations and mining, Law (Mining), tagged accountabilty, apartheid, Bellavista Mine, Bill C-300, Canada, fasken martineau, law, litigation, mining, ottawa on November 26, 2009 | 8 Comments »
Here are some links to reports on the hearings before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday on whether tailings consititute “fill” or “discharge,” and whether the EPA or the Corps of Engineers has the power to issue a permit to place said tailings into a lake, killing the fish, and planning to reclaim the lake after 25 years.
- Associated Press: Gold mine wants court to OK dumping waste in lake
- USA Today: Our view on the environment: should a mining company be allowed to ruin a lake?
- The Canadian Press: Environmentalists warn US Supreme COurt not to follow Canada on mine tailngs.
- Juneau Empire: Supreme Court grill Couer on tailngs.