BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO ALLOW MINING ON INDIGENOUS LAND
On October 3, the Brazilian government announced plans to present a bill later this month that would allow building of mines on indigenous lands. The bill would also look to legalize independent mines that are currently operating illegally. This past July, the Ministry of Mines and Energy announced the creation of a working group to simplify the mining process. Critics of conservative President Jair Bolsonaro’s mining policies have stated that opening indigenous lands for mining, logging, and farming helped fuel this year’s Amazon fires. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment/brazils-government….