Argentine judge bars some glacier-protection rules

Reuters: An Argentine judge has ruled that key articles of a glacier protection law cannot be applied in San Juan province, where Barrick Gold Corp is building a large mine, an official news agency said on Tuesday. Mining industry analysts had warned that the new law could hinder construction of Barrick's Pascua Lama mine, although the company says the ore body it has permission to mine does not lie under a glacier. The glacier protection law bans mining and oil drilling on glaciers and the areas surrounding......

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