Indonesia pollution charge piles pressure on Freeport
Government demand US miner pay $13.5 billion in environmental damages threaten to scupper already tense Grasberg mine divestment negotiations
By JOHN MCBETH JAKARTA, MAY 9, 2018 1:54 PM (UTC+8)
President Joko Widodo wants the talks, now entering a second tense year, completed by the end of June. But it is doubtful the two sides will come to an early resolution of their differences on the terms that would give Indonesia a 51% controlling interest in the Grasberg mine located in Papua’s Central Highlands.