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Go for gold? Banyuwangi mine gets mixed views
The Jakarta Post ,  Banyuwangi   |  Mon, 12/01/2008

The planned exploitation by a mining company of a gold deposit at a protected forest in Banyuwangi has met mixed reactions from local people and elites.
Lapindo mudflow victims stage rally at Presidential Palace
Source : The Jakarta Post ,  December 2, 2008

Thousands of Lapindo Brantas mudflow victims from Sidoarjo, East Java, are staging a massive rally in front of Merdeka Palace Tuesday to demand compensation for their homes and fields buried in the mud.
BHP Billiton Backs Off from the Gag Islands; A decision worth following
JATAM Press Release, 18th November 2008

BHP Billiton has announced its decision to withdraw its nickel mining proposal in the Gag islands last Thursday. (The Australian,14/11).

Should the mining continue, it would destroy the Gag Island in Papua, which covers a total of 9,200 hectares. Gag Island is part of the Raja Ampat archipelago, renowned for its mega biodiversity.
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