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Rio Tinto and Glencore in stoush over mine expansion plans
Editorial
20/11/13 - A turf war between Rio Tinto and Glencore is playing out in the Hunter Valley as Rio lodges an objection to a mine expansion by its neighbour.
Rio Tinto's Mount Thorley Warkworth operations in the NSW Hunter Valley. Image: SMH.
Editorial
14/11/13 - Rio Tinto has lodged an application to access land around its Mount Thorley Warkworth operations in the Hunter Valley this week.
Whitehaven used ‘misleading’ biodiversity information: report
Editorial
13/11/13 - Lock the Gate Alliance claim they have mounting evidence Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Mine received approval on the back of “false information.
Ulan mine community day draws crowd of over 600
Editorial
12/11/13 - Glencore opened the gates of its Ulan mine to more than 600 people over the weekend as part of a community day aimed at showcasing both its open cut and underground operations.
New open cut coal mine slated for Tasmania
Editorial
12/11/13 - Mining company Indicoal is seeking approval for an open cut mine near Hamilton in Tasmania.
200 contractors cut from Anglo’s Dawson coal mine
Editorial
06/11/13 - Anglo American will cut 200 contractor jobs at its Dawson coal mine in Queensland as the company moves to reduce operating costs.
Peabody workers march in protest
Editorial
06/11/13 - Around 100 workers from Peabody’s Helensburgh mine marched through the small township to the company’s office yesterday before voting on a new pay deal.
Six dead in gas leak at Spanish coal mine
Editorial
29/10/13 - A gas leak at a coal mine in Spain has killed six men and left five injured in the country’s worst mining accident in nearly 20 years.
Mine’s scrap metal being used to help disability services
Editorial
28/10/13 - Scrap metal from mining operations in Queensland is helping the Cerebral Palsy League fund vital disability programs. Vicky Validakis reports.
Peabody’s dusty mine angers locals
Editorial
17/10/13 - Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) has accused Peabody Energy’s Wilpinjong Coal of disregarding its Environmental Pollution Licence twice last week, resulting in clouds of coal dust blowing through the town of Wollar.
Jindal takes over Gujarat but still no relief for unpaid workers
Editorial
17/10/13 - Gujarat NRE shareholders have voted in favour of a takeover deal by Jindal Steel, but the exact date workers can expect to be paid four weeks’ worth of wages is still anyone’s guess.
Gujarat shareholders to vote on takeover deal
Editorial
16/10/13 - The fate of embattled coal miner Gujarat NRE is set to be decided today, with shareholders voting at 2pm on whether to allow Jindal Steel and Power to become the new owner of the company.

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