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Water is worth more than gold: Environmental Justice victory over the Corcoesto gold mining project (Spain)

By Amaranta Herrero Last October, 15th, the controversial Corcoesto gold mining project in Cabana de Berganti√Īos (Galicia – Spain) was cancelled. This mining project had become the focus of a heated …

Fracking Under Fire, From Canada to Romania

By Amanda Blank In many communities sitting on top of shale gas reserves, initial enthusiasm over domestic drilling is quickly transformed into inflamed opposition from citizens and officials who express health, …

Is India changing its development paradigm?

“India cannot go through constructing another Sardar Sarovar Dam,” Indian Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said last week while discussing the Land Acquisition Bill with reporters in Delhi. Ramesh …

Jal Satyagraha in the Narmada Valley

By Daniela Del Bene. Satyagraha is the struggle for the Truth, a Gandhian way of fighting injustice with the power of the Truth. Jal means water and the two words indicate …

Stopping Romania’s mad gold rush

UPDATE 12/09/2013 The prime minister of Romania has announced to withdraw the bill that would have allowed RMGC to mine in Rosia Montana. We’ll come back with more when the vote …

Fukushima: nature’s fuk-u-scheme for humanity

By Nick Meynen. As we reported on December 7, 2012, the Fukushima fallout is an enduring nightmare that reaches beyond what humans can measure or contain. In 2011, hundreds of thousands …

The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

by¬†Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st¬†July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

Third European Forum against unnecessary imposed mega projects: strengthening the bonds, strengthening the struggle

by Alfred Burballa¬†N√≤ria. The European movement against unnecessary imposed mega projects or in French¬†Grands Projets Inutiles Impos√©s¬†(GPII) met for the third consecutive year from the 25th¬†to the 29th¬†of July in Stuttgart, …

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general¬†(here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received …

MEPs putting the brakes on fracking in Europe

By Geraldine Ring from¬†Fracking Free Ireland (Brussels) The European Parliament’s Environment Committee took on board concerns from their constituents on July 11 by voting in favour of an amendment to the …


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