Coal is never far from controversy and we take a look at some of the evolving challenges in maintaining the sector. In the US, a Government Accountability Office report has called for the elimination of self-bonding, saying taxpayers can be left with the bill if a firm can’t fund reclamation - but will this proposal get far with the coal-friendly Trump administration? We examine the issues around coal mine self-bonding.
And after much deliberation, BHP is leaving the World Coal Association (WCA) due to differing opinions on climate change. We ask if BHP is doing the right thing.
Also, we present the latest commodities likely to make a splash on the future market according to Deloitte’s mining trends report, investigate China’s move to monopolise cobalt with rumours of a takeover of one of the world’s biggest cobalt mines, and report on efforts to reboot Cuba’s mining industry. And in technology, we take a look at advances in seismic activity tools and the reality of predicting major incidents to prevent injuries.
Phil Kleinfeld, Molly Lempriere, Chris Lo, Heidi Vella
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