Jennifer Jensen

I am a freelance writer and editor living in Florida

Pebble Partnership CEO Resigns After Comments Made in Secretly Recorded Video

The CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership has stepped down after an environmental group released tapes that show him making comments about his close relationship with elected and regulatory officials in Alaska.

Tom Collier submitted a resignation letter to parent company, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which said his comments “embellished both his and Pebble Partnership’s relationships with elected officials and federal representatives in Alaska, including Gov. Dunleavy, Sens. [Lisa] Murkowski

​Dam Bursts at Vale’s Feijão Mine; Death Toll Reaches 99

Engineering and Mining Journal offers its prayers and condolences to our friends and colleagues at Vale and all those who have suffered a loss during this tragedy.

On the afternoon of January 25, a tailings dam collapsed at Vale’s Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, killing at least 99 people and leaving more than 250 missing when part of its contents reached the company’s administrative area and part of the Vila Ferteco community.

The dam contained 11.7 million cubic meters of tailings,

Group Promotes More Women in Mining

A report by Women in Mining U.K. seeks to make the case for the industry to hire more women.

Currently, 5% to 10% of the workforce in the mining industry is female, the smallest of any large industry. It is also the industry with the fewest number of women on company boards, including the oil and gas industries. To most people, those facts are probably not the least bit shocking, especially since mining has historically been seen as a male-dominated industry. One group is trying to change that p

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