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  • Phulbari coal mine project, Bangladesh EJAtlas

    The Phulbari Coal Project was an open-pit coal mine project in Bangladesh proposed by Asia Energy Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of London-based GCM Resources. See more The project initially began when the Australian mining company BHP Minerals discovered coal at Phulbari when conducting surveying and drilling between 1994 and ...

  • BankTrack – Phulbari coal mine

    The Phulbari coal project is a proposed open pit coal mine in northwest Bangladesh and includes the construction of at least one 500-MW power plant. At full production about eight million tons of coal will be transported by rail and barges to an offshore reloading facility located in Akram Point.

  • Fulbari Upazila - Wikipedia

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    Phulbari is an important business centre. Its importance grew significantly with the development of the Barapukuria coal mine and the Madhyapara hardrock mine, both located within a few kilometres from the town. The government was working in 2006 with Asia Energy (now Global Coal Resources PLc - GCR) on a plan to develop an open-pit mine in Phulbari, Dinajpur. Opponentshave protested the plans because of

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  • Phulbari Resistance was made possible by Women’s Uprising ...

    Mar 08, 2020  The Global Coal Management plans to extract 572millions tons coal from Phulbari and wants to build a massive open cast coal mine by displacing upto 220, 000 people and polluting 14, 600 hectares of fertile land (1 hectare is equal to 2.471 acres or 10,000 square metres) from Bangladesh’s only flood protected area.

  • Phulbari Solidarity Blog – In opposition to the proposed ...

    The Global Coal Management plans to extract 572millions tons coal from Phulbari and wants to build a massive open cast coal mine by displacing upto 220, 000 people and polluting 14, 600 hectares of fertile land (1 hectare is equal to 2.471 acres or 10,000 square

  • Coal mining in Bangladesh - Wikipedia

    History. In Pre-partition era of British India, coal from Garo hills of Meghalaya was transported and traded through East Bengal. Mining offices opened in Dhaka and trade was aided by British Rail network in India. In 1961 UN-Pak Mineral Survey Project started surveys in then East Pakistan (today Bangladesh) by Geological Survey of Pakistan.In 1962 the survey found 1.05 million ton of coal in ...

  • Bangladesh Campaign Update: Massive Protest Against ...

    Lessons Learned from the Barapukuria Coal Mine Barapukuria is an underground coal mine located approximately 10 miles from Phulbari. The severe environmental, social, and political problems caused by the Barapukuria mine should serve as a powerful warning to backers of the proposed Phulbari Coal Mine

  • Phulbari – Solidarity Group

    The Phulbari Solidarity Group is a transnational activist group which exists to support and represent the communities locate d within the Phulbari region of Bangladesh in opposing the plans for a large-scale open-cast mine in the region. If the mine is built, it would lead to forced-displacement of up to 230, 000 people over the course (30 years) of the project.

  • Nonviolent movement opposing open pit mining in Bangladesh ...

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    BHP Billiton, the Australian mining company discovered coal in Phulbari between 1994 and 1997. Upon discovering that the depth of the coaldeposits would result in destructive mining activity, BHP Billiton sold its right to mine to London-based Asia Energy Corporation. Asia Energy Corporation proposed an open pit mine project, and estimated that it would take thirty-six years to mine the deposit. The Bangladesh Department of Environment approved the open pit mine project by granting it "Environmental Clearanc

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  • GCM Resources - Wikipedia

    GCM Resources plc (AIM: GCM), formerly Asia Energy and Global Coal Management, is a mining company quoted in the London Alternative Investment Market.Its major asset and goal is to exploit open cast coal mining opportunities in the Phulbari region of Dinajpur District, Bangladesh

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  • Luxor Capital Group - SourceWatch

    Luxor Capital Group LLP is a New York-based private equity firm. As of January 2011, Luxor reportedly has a 36.14% share in the highly contested Phulbari Coal Project in Bangladesh. On Dec. 21, 2010, a WikiLeaks cable revealed US diplomats had secretly pushed the Bangladeshi government to re-open plans for the mine as “Asia Energy Corporation, the company behind the Phulbari project, has ...

  • Phulbari Solidarity Group - Posts Facebook

    "GCM Resources is committed to a strategy of developing the Phulbari coal deposit as a captive, large-scale, open pit mining operation supporting 6,000 megawatts of highly energy efficient ultra-supercritical power generation, which is planned to be developed in three stages, over a ten year period, to complement the planned ramp-up in coal ...

  • News – Phulbari Solidarity Blog

    Global Coal Management (GCM) Resources Plc. is a London-based AIM-listed extractive company that wants to build a massive open-pit coal mine by forcibly displacing 130,000 families of farmers in Phulbari. They do not hold a valid contract with Bangladesh but they are selling shares on Phulbari coal

  • 10 years after Phulbari Massacre, Open Pit Coal Mine in ...

    Dec 20, 2016  On Thursday, December 15th Bangladeshi protesters from the Phulbari region were joined by climate activists in London outside of the annual general shareholders meeting of Global Coal Management (GCM) Resources Plc, a British mining company who wants to build a massive open cast coal mine by forcibly displacing 130,000 people in Phulbari, Bangladesh.

  • Phulbari Solidarity Action At Coal Mining Company: Trial ...

    Oct 22, 2019  If the Phulbari coal mine is built, it would lead to forced-displacement of up to 220, 000 people over the 36 years life cycle of the project. The company would give only 6 percent of all extracted coal to Bangladesh and the remainder of high quality coal would be exported. Bangladesh government has declined the licence of GCM in 2007.

  • GCM Resources - SourceWatch

    After the 2006 protest, a national strike closed down the country for four days. It ended when the government agreed to ban open-pit coal mining in Phulbari and expel Asia Energy Corporation) out of the country. However, the government plans to announce a new coal policy by June 2011, and GCM Resources expects the mine to move forward.

  • Phulbari Turns in favor of Coal Mine! - Energy Bangla

    Phulbari turns in favor of have the coal mine for the sake of Development and change their fate. People of Phulbari identified as anti development and anti mine due to movement launched by leftist Organization. Now they welcomed Asia Energy boss Gary Lye his wife Nana lye in phulbari.

  • phulbari coal mine - z.miningbmw

    Phulbari Resistance: Urgent Appeal by World . 2007-12-22 Urgent Appeal by World Organization against Torture: Risk of Violent Suppression of Public Opposition to the Phulbari Coal Mine Project

  • Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh Protest to Stop Open Pit ...

    In 2005, BHP Billiton assessed Phulbari’s coal mining potential and decided to sell its rights to mine to London-based Asia Energy Corporation after concluding that the depth of the coal deposits would making mining activity so destructive that it would not be feasible to comply with Australia’s environmental standards or those of any ...

  • Phulbari Coal Project Bank Information Center

    Aug 26, 2006  Global Coal Management (PLC), a UK-listed company, is awaiting official approval from the Bangladesh Government to operate an open pit mine that would extract 15 million tonnes of coal/year from Phulbari, a key rice producing area that contributes to the food basket of Bangladesh.

  • The Phulbari coal mine project

    The Phulbari project is an open-pit mine.4 In order to access the coal seams, it is reported that between 140 and 300 metres of earth will need to be removed, affecting an area of 59 km 2 . In

  • BBC News - Bangladesh coal divides region

    Jul 12, 2006  However, two-thirds of the coal from the Phulbari mine will be sold abroad. According to a report by the mining company, this will benefit the Bangladeshi economy by $21 billion over 30 years and add one per cent to gross domestic product. Asia Energy's Gary Lye says there is no point in building the mine unless the majority of the coal is ...

  • Phulbari coal mine project, Bangladesh EJAtlas

    The Phulbari Coal Project was an open-pit coal mine project in Bangladesh proposed by Asia Energy Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of London-based GCM Resources. The project initially began when the Australian mining company BHP Minerals discovered coal at Phulbari when conducting surveying and drilling between 1994 and 1997.

  • Phulbari Resistance: Urgent Appeal by World Organization ...

    Dec 22, 2007  Phulbari Resistance is an initiative of BanglaPraxis in solidarity with the communities resisting open pit coal mine in Phulbari, Bangladesh. Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh Pty Ltd), a hundred percent owned subsidiary of GCM Resources Plc, UK based dubious company, is

  • The Phulbari coal mine project

    The Phulbari project is an open-pit mine.4 In order to access the coal seams, it is reported that between 140 and 300 metres of earth will need to be removed, affecting an area of 59 km 2 . In

  • BBC News - Bangladesh coal divides region

    Jul 12, 2006  However, two-thirds of the coal from the Phulbari mine will be sold abroad. According to a report by the mining company, this will benefit the Bangladeshi economy by $21 billion over 30 years and add one per cent to gross domestic product. Asia Energy's Gary Lye says there is no point in building the mine unless the majority of the coal is ...

  • Phulbari coal mine project, Bangladesh EJAtlas

    The Phulbari Coal Project was an open-pit coal mine project in Bangladesh proposed by Asia Energy Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of London-based GCM Resources. The project initially began when the Australian mining company BHP Minerals discovered coal at Phulbari when conducting surveying and drilling between 1994 and 1997.

  • Phulbari Resistance: Urgent Appeal by World Organization ...

    Dec 22, 2007  Phulbari Resistance is an initiative of BanglaPraxis in solidarity with the communities resisting open pit coal mine in Phulbari, Bangladesh. Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh Pty Ltd), a hundred percent owned subsidiary of GCM Resources Plc, UK based dubious company, is

  • Phulbari Global Justice Now

    Phulbari Day will take place this Wednesday, 26 August, at 6.30pm.. It marks the day when, nine years ago, a protest by local people against an open pit coal mine in Phulbari, Bangladesh resulted in three people being killed and many more injured as the crowd was

  • Phulbari Coal Mine: AEC plan requires shifting of 50,000 ...

    Jul 08, 2005  Phulbari Coal Mine: AEC plan requires shifting of 50,000 people Published by MAC on 2005-07-08 . As the World Bank turns its dubious hands to improving Bangladesh's chronic lack of electrical power, plans by UK company Asia Energy plc, to shift fifty thousand people from their land for the country's biggest coal mine are proceeding apace.

  • Christian Leone - SourceWatch

    A London-headquartered company, GCM Resources (which is also referred to in some reports as Global Coal Management), has also proposed the development of the Phulbari Coal Project.On its website, GCM states that the Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of GCM Resources plc, has a contract with the Government of Bangladesh 'for exploration and mining of coal ...

  • Asia Energy Corporation - SourceWatch

    Phulbari Coal Project. Coal was discovered at Phulbari in Northwest Bangladesh during surveying and drilling between 1994 -1997 by the Australian mining company BHP, which entered into licensing and investment agreements with the Government of Bangladesh.The agreements were assigned to Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd in 1998.

  • 350.org – Faces from the Phulbari – and why we strike

    Sep 18, 2019  The story of Phulbari struggle is a story of injustice and abuse, but it’s also a tale of solidarity and resilience. In 2006, more than 50,000 people gathered to protest coal mining in Phulbari, in the Dinajpur district in Bangladesh.

  • About – Phulbari

    Phulbari Resistance was made possible by Women’s Uprising against Coal Mining Linking Climate Injustice to Women’s Struggle By Rumana Hashem This is a reporting from the frontline of climate activism in northwest Bangladesh, and an eyewitness to coal-led bloodshed, and women’s resistance against mining in a post-colonial location in South ...

  • Our Children Have Already Died – Correct Your Policy ...

    They were the residents of a green and peaceful town, called the Phulbari, that has turned into a town of uproar because a London-listed mining company wants to build an open-cast coal mine there. In the face of Britain’s wrong policies on emissions, coal-crime and climate crisis, more than 80,000 people took strike action and marched across ...

  • Phulbari’s fertile farmlands are Bangladesh’s rice bowl ...

    like Phulbari, where coal deposits are 150-260 meters below ground, open-pit mining becomes even more destructive and high-risk. In fact, the Australia-based mining giant BHP Billiton assessed Phulbari’s coal mining potential in 2005, then sold its rights to mine at Phulbari after concluding that

  • Govt in difficulty to scrap deal on Phulbari coal mine

    The Phulbari Coal Mine has a reserve of 572 million tonnes of high quality coal. The coal mine project has remained stalled since strong protests by the local people in August 2006 that resulted in the deaths of six people in police firing in Dinajpur district.

  • GCM Resources Is in Advocacy - Energy Bangla

    The Phulbari Coal Project is therefore well placed to meet the market needs. GCM, through its subsidiaries, retains its legal right to explore, develop and mine in respect of its Contract with the Government of Bangladesh which has granted the licences and lease, subject to approval of the Scheme of Development submitted to the Government of ...