Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, flays proposed raise in POL, Gas electricity prices

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LAHORE (Online): Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has strongly reacted to the proposed raise in the POL, gas and electricity prices terming it drone attack on the masses on the auspicious occasion of Eid.
In a statement, he said that mini budgets by the government every…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/oil-gas-energy/ameer-jamaat-e-islami-pakistan-flays-proposed-raise-in-pol-gas-electricity-prices/ gas and electricity prices, POL and energy prices

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Investment in KP vast natural gas reserves sought Chief Minister Pervez Khattak

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PESHAWAR,   Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said the province has vast natural gas reserves which can be exploited to overcome the energy crisis in the country.
He said presently the province was producing about 400 million cubic feet gas per day but even then there was gas…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/investment-in-kp-vast-natural-gas-reserves-sought-chief-minister-pervez-khattak/ energy crisis Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, natural gas reserves

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Ground-breaking oil bill gets backing from Brazil Congress

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A landmark oil bill that designates all royalties from newly discovered oil fields to education and healthcare has been approved by Brazil’s Congress. The bill was passed by the Brazilian lower house on Wednesday; it had already been approved by the Senate. Once signed by the president, the bill will come into effect next year.

The move to channel oil money to public services is one of several reform proposed by Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, as a response to the widespread protests and riots June. The demonstrations, which were held across Brazil, were sparked by a rise in transport costs, though they quickly encompassed other issues, including the cost of staging the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and corruption in the higher echelons of Brazilian politics and industry. The protests often ended in fighting between police and protestors.

According to the BBC, the unrest prompted President Rousseff to present…

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NT government removing obstacles for the gas mining companies

FRED LEFTWICH - ABORIGINAL ADVOCATE, CANBERRA AUSTRALIA

https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/1403904c7e633faf

Another example of the northern territory government making way for further gas mining on aboriginal land. Two land management committees are being combined into one committee which I would think increase their workload. It’s an old trip that governments play, send committee members out to manage one catchment area while the government sells off the other catchment area to a gas mining company. When the general community complains the government will say they had the support of the catchment committee, whose members would have probably resigned by then.

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First mining company fined for damaging aboriginal scared site

FRED LEFTWICH - ABORIGINAL ADVOCATE, CANBERRA AUSTRALIA

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-02/miner-found-guilty-of-desecrating-sacred-site/4861148/?site=indigenous&topic=latest

A mining company in the northern territory has been fined by a court for damaging an aboriginal scared site. This is the very first time a mining company has been fined. It sets a fantastic precedent to help aboriginal communities throughout Australia protect their psychical cultural property against the wave of gas mining that will flood Australian for probably the next 100 years. The gas industry has come out and said that there is enough gas in the ground to power a city of 1 million people for 16,000 years. Aboriginal communities are suffering the brunt of this wave of mining as well as the pastoral community throughout Queensland. Hopefully, the courts might help aboriginal communities to stop that assault on their traditions not only from miners but also from reckless governments.

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Miner pays government and not aboriginal community for damaging scared site

FRED LEFTWICH - ABORIGINAL ADVOCATE, CANBERRA AUSTRALIA

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3817223.htm?site=indigenous&topic=latest

This has to be the most strange arrangements for the protection of aboriginal scared sites. The government body that has been established to protect aboriginal sites, the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority, fined a mining company for damaging an aboriginal scared site. However, instead of the mining company paying restitution to the aboriginal community they pay the northern territory government. Maybe the government will compensate the aboriginal community but will they compensate them the full amount? This is just another case of why we need a treaty so aboriginal people can legally protect their rights and not have governments, who have many conflict of interests, speak on their behalf. With Australian governments trying to clear the deck for gas mining companies to starting fracking every acre of land in Australia, I wouldn’t be surprised if they started to attack the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority or get rid of it. Stayed tuned.

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