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Quebec Residents Threaten Lawsuit Over Malartic Open Pit Mine

February 19, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Donate to the work of MiningWatch CanadaOsisko MiningQuébecGoldHealthHuman Rights.

Earlier this week, local residents affected by the giant Canadian Malartic’s open pit gold mine voted unanimously in favour to move ahead with a class action lawsuit over the impacts the mine has on their property, health, well-being, and overall quality of life. Montreal-based lawyer, Michel Bélanger, will take the case. Bélanger is a well-known • Read More »

Community Fears Toronto-based Aura Minerals Preparing to Illegally Remove Cemetery in Honduras with Military Support

February 12, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Aura MineralsHondurasImpact on Communities.

Aura Minerals‘ gold mine in La Unión, Copan, Honduras can not expand without exhuming and relocating hundreds of family members buried in the community cemetery. Aura Mineral’s subsidiary MINOSA has not compiled with even the basic standards for cemetery relocation, including receiving legal permission from the next of kin, presenting a relocation strategy that is • Read More »

Time to Clean Up BC’s Mining Industry!

February 8, 2016 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: CanadaBritish ColumbiaWaste Rock and TailingsImpact on CommunitiesIndigenous RightsWater and fisheries.

Write to BC’s Premier now! Just as Premier Christy Clark announces more direct and indirect subsidies to the mining industry, groups are calling on the BC government to better industry practices and stronger regulations to protect the environment, communities, and taxpayers from further environmental liability related to mining. The Wilderness Committee recently released a new • Read More »