Greenland Mining Hearing Amidst Bomb Threats

A series of public hearings due to begin Friday about a potential rare-earth and uranium mine in southern Greenland will go on as scheduled, despite that country’s mining ministry receiving what it said were death threats against the members of the cabinet planning on attending, according to Nunatsiaq News.

However, growing local concern that limits on the number of people attending meetings due to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 now has some influential lawmakers suggesting that changes be made to the meeting session.

In a letter sent to Naalakkersuisut (Greenland’s self-rule government) last week, the heads of all of the parties represented on the Kujalleq regional assembly called for more meetings to be added.