Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold accused of failing to comply with environmental legislation
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold, the owner of what would be Chile’s largest gold mine, Pascua Lama, could face legal sanctions after Chile’s national water commission (DGA) reported that the company is failing to comply with Chile’s environmental laws.
The Pascua Lama mine will be built along the Argentine-Chilean border, with around 80 percent of the facility on Chilean Land. Photo courtesy of Earthsound. Login to read more.
A native of the North of England, James has divided most of his life between the cities of Newcastle and Leeds. After graduating with a history degree from the University of Leeds in 2007, he spent 15 months traveling South East Asia and Australia. This trip, following on from a year studying in Canada, has reinforced the traveling spirit in side of James. Residing in Santiago under the pretense of improving his language skills, he now realizes that learning Spanish in Chile is as hard as learning English from a Geordie. He currently gets to translate his passion for sport into writing, temporarily agreeing to sell his soul and call football 'soccer'. He is really enjoying Chile, particularly the weather and wonderfully cheap wine.