#Chile: #Copper and #Lithium Giant Squeezing Water Rights for Miners

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In a belated response to falling fresh-water levels in desert areas, Chile is moving to protect a natural resource that has been depleted after decades of mining activity.

With complaints from local communities rising and the effects of climate change worsening, the world’s largest copper producer is planning to implement measures that will make it more difficult for miners to pump fresh water.

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-21/chile-squeezing-water-rights-for-copper-lithium-miners-in-north

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