Source: Deep Sea Mining Campaign
Author: Natalie Lowrey
On the back of gloomy investor updates from deep sea mining wannabe, Nautilus Minerals Inc.communities in Papua New Guinea just gave the company a surprise Christmas present.
Affected communities have launched legal proceedings in a bid to obtain key documents that would reveal to them and all Papua New Guineans whether the controversial “Solwara 1” deep sea mining project was approved lawfully.
Furthermore, due to deficiencies in the Solwara 1 Environmental Impact Statement, they are seeking information that would help them to clearly understand the potential environmental, health and economic impacts of the project.
n a last-ditch bid to rescue the project, the two largest shareholders of Nautilus Minerals, Russian mining company Metalloinvest and Omani conglomerate MB Holdings, formed a new company in October whose sole job is to secure funding for the project by October 31st
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