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

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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 …

EJOLT Presentation at Sciences-Po Paris Law School

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By Viginía Branco and Amanda Blank On the 14th of October, Philippe Roman & Virgínia Branco of Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) presented EJOLT to students enrolled in the Human Rights, …

Fracking Under Fire, From Canada to Romania

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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, …

Innovation vs. Precaution: Competing principles?

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By Amanda Blank Twelve of the largest corporations in Europe submitted a letter to the European Commission (EC), urging them to adopt an “Innovation Principle” to be taken into full consideration …

Full Belly Environmentalism…of lead

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By Joan Martínez AlierThe following statements are from a range of Latin American presidents, ranging from Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua) on the far left up to Juan Manuel Santos …

EJOLT unites leading legal experts and Environmental Justice activists in Rome

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By Lucie Greyl Marking an important mid-term milestone, the EJOLT project has chosen Italy, an emblematic country for its environmental conflicts known worldwide, as the next location of the annual meeting. …

Digging Deep Corporate Liability. Environmental Justice strategies in the world of oil.

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By Amanda Blank With the progressive decline of oil resources, oil companies have responded to increasing global demand with new forms of technology, expanding the oil frontier into increasingly remote and …

Is India changing its development paradigm?

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“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 …

Academics and authors write to President Rafael Correa from Ecuador

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Dear Mr. President: As concerned academics and authors from many countries, we are writing in support of Ecuador’s
initiative to refrain from exploitation of the heavy crude oil of Yasuní-ITT. Along with thousands …

Historic call from Ecuador and numerous Nation States for the United Nations to implement binding regulations on Transnational Corporations

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On Monday, the government of Ecuador – with the support of 8 nations and over 100 social and environmental organisations – made an historic call to the UN to implement …


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