Cement News: Environmental

30 October 2003

UK - Lafarge develops emissions trading strategy with help of Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Services

Emissions trading is developing internationally. The Kyoto Protocol envisages global trading in greenhouse gases from 2008, the European Comission proposes EU-wide trading at company level from 2005 o

30 October 2003

Azerbaijan – Ministry of Environment serves Garadagh Cement with summons

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is suing Garadagh Cement over the use of the Garadagh clay quarries and the Tovuz truss quarry, which the Ministry has banned the use of.

30 October 2003

Thailand – Rock quarrying receives Environment Board support

Thailand’s National Environment Board has recommended the renewal of rock quarry concessions in reserve forest areas for Saraburi cement factories.

30 September 2003

UK – Rugby protester blow

Protesters campaigning against the burning of tyres at the Rugby Cement works have been dealt a blow by the solicitors of the local borough council, who have advised against pressing ahead with court

Thailand – Rock quarrying receives Environment Board support 30 September 2003

Thailand – Rock quarrying receives Environment Board support

Thailand – Rock quarrying receives Environment Board support

30 September 2003

UK – RMC’s wild walk

RMC Aggregates’ Ian Southcott is celebrating the launch of the The Wildlife Trusts’ (TWT) latest guide of over 500 of the UK’s finest nature reserves, together with renowned ornithologist and TWT vice

USA – State agency sued over mining permit 30 September 2003

USA – State agency sued over mining permit

Four environmental groups – Missouri Coalition for the Environment, the Ozark Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Webster Groves Nature Study Society and the American Bottom Conservancy

30 September 2003

UK – High Court throws out WDF Clitheroe bid

The High Court in London has thrown out a legal bid to prevent Castle Cement burning waste-derived fuel at its Clitheroe works.

30 September 2003

UK – Controversy continues to burn at Lawford Road

Angry councillors are planning to demand a full judicial review into the Environment Agency’s decision to allow tyre-burning trials at Rugby Cement’s Lawford Road works.

30 September 2003

UAE – Ras Al-Khaimah Co for White Cement invests US$9.5m in environmental project

Ras Al-Khaimah Co for White Cement is investing 35m UAE dirhams (US$9.5m) into an environmental project which should improve gas and dust emissions.