Published March 10, 2017
In attempts to better define, differentiate, and allocate responsibilities based on core competencies, a bill (No. 20273) proposed in the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly would charge the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) with preventing and controlling environmental pollution.
(Art. 1) The bill would a..
Published March 6, 2017
European Union - Hazardous Waste, Product Take-back
The European Commission issued two reports on the implementation of the EU product takeback and waste legislation. One report deals with the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles (ELV) for the periods 2008-2011 and 2011-2014, while the other..
Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Wednesday, signed an environmental bill into law.
The bill will overhaul the state’s environmental, waste management and handling practices and also harmonise all existing environmental laws.
The bill will also drive the adoption of innovative technology to tackle existing environmen..
March 3, 2017
The environmental evaluation service (SEA) committee of Coquimbo region (IV) in Chile has scheduled for March 9 a vote to determine the fate of the environmental permit of Andes Iron's Dominga iron ore-copper project.
Last month SEA officers recommended the US$2.5bn mining and port initiative be approved.
Dominga is a 25..
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Members of Mexico's joint congressional commissions on potable water, sanitation, and water resources met with representatives from national mining chamber Camimex over a potential new water bill.
The chamber said that miners are committed to recycle water used in their operations, and to use treated water, accord..