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Mining Company Misbehavior Among the Largest Investment Risks

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By Aaron Mintzes

September 20, 2016

Mining is risky business. Some major international mining companies have billions of dollars of investment at stake in their project portfolios. Last week, Ernst & Young (E&Y) released their annual Business Risks Facing Mining and Metals report. Topping this year’s list are concepts laden with financial jargon like cash optimization and capital access. Related listed challenges involve techniques for penny pinching or turning some money in to more money. Yet, E&Y’s report also reveals some of the greatest risks mining companies and their investors face having nothing to do with markets, commodity prices, or the boom and bust cycle. In fact, in any economy, these major risks are completely avoidable.

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Tagged with: mining, transparency, investment, eiti, ernst and young, slto

Park Service Okays Thumper Trucks in Florida Panther habitat

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By Aaron Mintzes

August 9, 2016

Last week, we filed suit against the National Park Service for allowing oil and gas exploration activities in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. Located adjacent to the Everglades, the Big Cypress National Preserve is a national treasure, home to an array of endangered species and a special place enjoyed by many for its recreational, educational, and aesthetic value.

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Tagged with: endangered species act, florida, big cypress, national park service, panther

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