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Rio Tinto: compensation manipulation in southeast Madagascar

By Shareen Elnaschie The remote region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar has been undergoing significant and rapid change due to mining-led development that has been clashing with local culture, stimulating dramatic shifts …

Colombian anti-mining movement mourning

By Victoria Marín-Burgos César García, one of the leaders of the “Conciencia Campesina” movement opposing AngloGold Ashanti’s gold mining project “La Colosa” in the Municipality of Cajamarca – Tolima …

The Pope says NOPE (Not on Planet Earth) to Fracking and Mega-mining

Pope Francisco welcomed a group of Argentineans, including an EJOLT member,  Antonio Gustavo Gomez, an Attorney General from Argentina, yesterday on November 11th, 2013, in the Vatican. The meeting lasted …

93 Countries Sign Treaty to Reduce Mercury Pollution

By Amanda Blank International negotiations on a legally binding instrument—the Minamata Convention on Mercury—were completed in Geneva in January 2013 and presented for adoption and signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, …

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 Bergantiños (Galicia – Spain) was cancelled. This mining project had become the focus of a heated …

A letter from Piedras, Tolima, Colombia: local referendum against Anglo Gold Ashanti

Dear communities resisting extractive projects, We are reaching you from Colombia, South America. We have been astonished by all you efforts and resistance in order to keep extractive corporations out of …

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 …

Hudbay Minerals on trial in Canada for Human Rights Violations in Guatemala

By Leah Temper. Are companies liable in their home countries for violations committed abroad? Are they liable anywhere? This has been the leading question in environmental justice law jurisprudence this year. …

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 …

Choosing between coal or wetlands in Chrissiesmeer

By Franz Fuls. As a developing country, the South African government has identified coal as a primary energy source. It grants permission to extract minerals through mining rights. Xstrata recently sold …

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