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Mount Polley Mine Disaster’s First Anniversary No Reason to Celebrate

July 31, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Imperial MetalsBritish ColumbiaEnvironmentImpact on Communities.

By Ana Simeon and Ugo Lapointe On August 4 last year, Quesnel Lake residents and communities along the Fraser River were eagerly anticipating one of the largest sockeye returns in recent history. What they got instead was a nightmare: over 24 billion litres of mine waste burst through Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley dam into their • Read More »

Good Riddance Infinito Gold, A Long Overdue Farewell to Costa Rica

July 22, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Infinito GoldCosta RicaInternational Trade & Investment.

Canadian, US and other international civil society organizations welcome Infinito Gold’s announcement that it is calling it quits on its tortuous quest to open the Crucitas mine in Costa Rica in spite of the determined opposition of the Costa Rican people and repeated court decisions against it. On July 15, Infinito Gold announced that all • Read More »

In Wake of Guatemala Corruption Scandals, Tahoe Resources’ Escobal Licence Faces Legal Challenge

July 14, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Tahoe ResourcesGuatemalaFree Entry/Land Access.

Guest Blog: Ellen Moore, Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) On July 12, 2015, the Guatemalan Centre for Environmental and Social Legal Action (CALAS) filed criminal charges against former Minister of Energy and Mines, Erik Archila, and former mines director at the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Fernando Castellanos. CALAS is • Read More »

Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights re: Barrick Gold’s Grievance Mechanism at Porgera Mine

July 13, 2015 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Barrick GoldPapua New GuineaPorgera Mine - BarrickHuman Rights.

Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland July 13, 2015 Dear Commissioner Al Hussein, Re: Barrick Gold’s proposed assessment of its project-level non-judicial grievance mechanism for sexual assault victims in Papua • Read More »