May 16, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
US mining executive Richard Ness, the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation, filed a civil lawsuit against the New York Times (NYT) in Indonesia Wednesday. Last month Ness and Newmont were acquitted by an Indonesian court of criminal pollution charges that the now- ...[read more]
May 7, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Indonesian prosecutors registered their appeal Monday against the acquittal of American Richard Ness, the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation, and Newmont's local subsidiary on criminal pollution charges. An Indonesian court acquitted Ness and Newmont last mont... ...[read more]
April 24, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
An Indonesian court Tuesday acquitted American Richard Ness, the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation, and Newmont's local subsidiary of criminal pollution charges. Ness and Newmont were accused of dumping arsenic and mercury into the waters of Indonesia's B... ...[read more]
November 10, 2006
by Kate Heneroty
Indonesian prosecutors requested a three-year prison term Friday for American Richard Ness, the regional chief executive of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation, an American gold-mining company with a subsidiary in Indonesia. Ness and Newmont face criminal charges for allegedly dumping arsenic... ...[read more]
September 1, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The regional chief executive of Newmont Mining Corporation, an American gold-mining company with a subsidiary in Indonesia, testified Friday in his criminal pollution trial. Richard Ness, who is accused of placing arsenic and mercury into the waters of Indonesia's Buyat Bay, told the court th... ...[read more]
March 23, 2006
by David Shucosky
Indonesia has threatened legal action against US mining company Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold if it does not improve environmental conditions near its gold mine in Papua. For the past few days, protestors have called for the government to take action against the mine in order to control the ...[read more]
February 16, 2006
by David Shucosky
Newmont Mining Corporation agreed on Thursday to settle a civil suit brought by Indonesia for $30 million, ending one of two significant legal battles between the two parties. The settlement comes after Indonesia decided it would not appeal the ruling that dismissed the $133 million suit brought ...[read more]
November 15, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
The South Jakarta District Court Tuesday dropped a case brought by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment against the Newmont Mining Corporation, the Indonesian subsidiary of a Denver-based company, saying the case should be settled through international arbitration or conciliation. The ...[read more]
September 20, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
An Indonesian court Tuesday rejected a request to drop a pollution case against US gold mining company Newmont Mining and the company's local subsidiary president director Richard Ness. Ness, from Ada, MN, will stand trial on October 7 and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $68,000 fine if con... ...[read more]
September 6, 2005
by Tom Henry
In Tuesday's environmental law news, an Indonesian court heard arguments Tuesday on whether it should proceed with a criminal trial of US-based Newmont Mining Corp. for alleged pollution in Buyat Bay. The hearing had been postponed in August when the country's Supreme Court ordered two of th... ...[read more]

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