The Minerals Council of Australia, shockingly, wants to hamstring environmental groups.
While they were unable to turn a profit or pay tax, some of Australia's biggest companies had enough money to donate to political parties -- and one party in particular.
Mining companies around the world are announcing billions of dollars worth of write-downs. Here's a list of the biggest cuts.
It is slightly amusing that Julia Gillard has seized on the proposed $4.7 billion joint bid by Peabody Energy and ArcellorMittal for Macarthur Coal as a validation of her carbon pricing package.