This road leads to the miners' camp. To the left side is a remnant of the previous mine's open pit operation. We were here to assess best practices and environmental impact.
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Wisconsin's Act I Iron Mine Law, passed in early 2013, radically changed environmental law in Wisconsin. The law was written by and for Gogebic Taconite Company, to serve its interests for mining iron in the Penokee Mountain Range in northern Wisconsin. The law weakens many long-standing environmental regulations and is in violation of the 165-year-old Wisconsin Public Doctrine. Al Gedicks, Executive Secretary of the Wisconsin Rsources Protection Council, and Dave Blouin, mining commitee chair for the Sierra Club, explain the law and its implications in this three-part program.
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The Marikana massacre most certainly turned the spotlight on the women in mining communities by bringing into sharp focus the challenges facing the widows of the slain mineworkers. Fazila Farouk of SACSIS talks to Samantha Hargreaves of Womin about the broader impact of mining on women in mining communities and learns about land grabs, water grabs and the health impacts of environmental degradation and water pollution, which create an additional burden for the women behind the mineworkers. Women in mining communities, both within sender communities and recipient communities, are often also engaged in unpaid labour that subsidises the profits of big mining companies. The negative impacts of mining well outweigh any social responsibility investments made by mining corporations, contends Hargreaves. For a transcript of this interview please visit the SACSIS website at http://sacsis.co.za/site/article/1818.
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