Category Archives: Bowker Associates

Self Bonding For $2.7 billion in Closure Costs Could Translate to Public Liability Federal Lawmakers Fear

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150625/NEWS06/150629912?tags=58|310|83|80|61 This article reports a re examination of the public liability implications of U.S. federal policy allowing “self bonded” financial closure for coal miners. The issues raised are obviously also relevant for metallic mining  under regulatory requirements for financial assurance for … Continue reading

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Mt Polley & The Global Capital Squeeze: The Other Side Of Dr. Robertsons Declaration That TSF Risk Profile Has Increased 20 Fold Every 1/3 century in the Modern Era

GENERIC CASH FLOW CRUNCHES NOW EXACERBATED BY GLOBAL CREDIT CRUNCH “Whether a start-up business looking to list; a hapless explorer completing its final drill programme; a company that has been fortunate enough to strike it lucky and turning towards development; … Continue reading

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It Is Time To Commission a Panel of Risk Finance and Underwriti​ng Experts To Review Financial Capacity of British Columbias 10 existing Mine Operators

  I only just stumbled across this article rightly questioning the wisdom of allowing Imperials other two mines , Huckleberry and Red Chris, both in B.C. to continue until a through  reexamination and “audit” is conducted.  ​http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/08/15/Imperial-Metals-Mine-Safety/   I was … Continue reading

Posted in Bowker Associates, Canada Dominance in Mining, CSP2, Financial Capacity Standrds Mines, global cash flow crunch, Imperial Metals, Mining Risk Management, Mining Watch Canada, Mining Watch Maine, Mt. Polley, SC Metals, Sumitomo Corporation, TSF Failures, WMAN | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canada & Canadian Owned Mines In Foreign Countries Determine The Unacceptably High Risk & Loss Profile of Mines Globally

I am sure Mining Watch Canada and WMAN have long been aware of the stats and facts on Canadas global mining dominance which have appeared in the wake of the Mt. Polley TSF failure. Looking at these stats in the … Continue reading

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Historic Rejecton Of Maine DEP’s Extraction Industry Oriented Rules Part of National Push For Responsible

Maine joins Minnesota and Alaska in pushing back against the idea that mining is such a valuable and essential economic endeavor that it warrants lower levels of protection for natural resources than apply to other industries. LD1772 rejected the rules … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN X: WOULD YOU ISSUE A PERMIT TO THIS MINE

A Clinical Reassessment of Bald Mountain, Aroostook County Maine February 28th, 2014  LD 1772 A Resolution to Reject Maine’s Draft Mining Rules Dear Co-Chairs Boyle and Welsh & Members of the Joint Standing Committee On Environment & Natural Resources: I … Continue reading

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Historic Legislative Rejection of Mining Rule Expected

It seems there is political will to reject Maine’s Mining rules but a glitch in the mining statute requires some housekeeping and most likely also suspension of the 1991 rules until the legislature has rules it can approve. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw0jCpuVRzgEQWcyTjQ3LWMxa2xGWmQwMXowS2F2d0hjU2Fj/edit?usp=sharing It … Continue reading

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LD1750 Propriety Jurisdiction and Free For All On Administrative Procedure

April 21, 2014  The following post speaks to a version of LD1750 that existed at the time this was written.  On a holliday weekend, I sent the content of this post to Senate President Justin Alfond, Jeff McCabe and all … Continue reading

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A NEW STATUTORY & REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR RESPONSIBLE SULFIDE MINING: SHOULD THIS MINE BE BUILT?

In a work commissioned to guide Maine’s mining policy Dr. David Chambers, a recognized leader in building international  policy for responsible mining, has pointed to a fatal flaw in  the fabric of sulfide mining oversight in the U.S.: no one has … Continue reading

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Global Expert to Reassess Environmental Risks of Mining At Bald Mountain/ Address Limits of Modern Technology

Carr Pond “Mining Affected Area” by Craig Terrell Contact: Lindsay Newland Bowker, Environmental Risk Manager               November 12, 2013 207-367 5145         lindsaynewlandbowker@gmail.com Globally respected Geo-Physicist Dr. David Chambers has been retained  to re assess 20 years of scientific data on the … Continue reading

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