• Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rica Bans Open Pit Mining for Metals

November 10, 2010

Costa Rica’s legislative assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban all new open pit metal mining projects in the country.

The legislators approved a reform to the country’s mining code that prohibits the activity, a change that Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla proposed in May, during in her first days in office.

The reform does not affect the Crucitas gold mine project, a proposed open pit gold mine in the country’s northern zone owned by the Canadian company, Infinito Gold LTD. That project being reviewed by the country’s Administrative Appeals Court, a process that is expected to determine whether work at the mine can move ahead. 

A ruling on Crucitas is expected as soon as next week.

On Wednesday, press officials at Casa Presidencial had not yet set a date for Chinchilla to sign the reform into law.

You may be interested

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
Costa Rica
61 views
Costa Rica
61 views

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental…

In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability
News
46 views
News
46 views

In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability

Pol Costa / AFP and The Tico Times - January 24, 2020

Faced with the tons of disposable plastic used by hotels every year, the CO2 emitted by airplanes or the overcrowding…

Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores
Space Ticos
335 views
Space Ticos
335 views

Meet Costa Rica’s newest NASA figure: Luis Diego Fonseca Flores

Bruce Callow - January 24, 2020

Costa Rica may be small, but its people are achieving great things. In this story, contributor Bruce Callow shares an…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!