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Tahoe Resources Lobbies U.S., Canada to Intervene Over Guatemala Court Decision to Suspend Escobal Mine

August 31, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Tahoe ResourcesGuatemalaHuman RightsIndigenous Rights.

The following article was co-written by MiningWatch Canada and Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) with support from former NISGUA staff, Ellen Moore. Tahoe Resources is lobbying U.S. and Canadian authorities to intervene on its behalf following a July decision by Guatemala’s Supreme Court to temporarily suspend operations at the company’s Escobal • Read More »

Let’s Get It Right: It’s Time to Strengthen Canada’s Environmental Laws

August 14, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Environmental AssessmentWater and fisheries.

The federal Liberals came to power with a promise to restore and strengthen Canada’s environmental laws. In June, 2016, the government began a sweeping review of key environmental laws and asked concerned individuals, communities, and organizations to contribute. They did – and we did, too. People from across the country, including grass-roots activists, academic experts, • Read More »

Is the Federal Government Backing Away from Environmental Assessment Reform Promises?

August 11, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Environmental Assessment.

Unless the Trudeau government takes a sharp turn from its current course, it’s starting to look as if fixing Canada’s environmental assessment law is going to be added to the growing list of bold commitments that it won’t deliver on. At the end of June, the federal government released a discussion paper outlining its plans. • Read More »

Are Catastrophic Failures & Mining Spills Preventable?

August 11, 2017 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Environment.

Here’s a set of key recommendations from various experts and references that believe catostrophic failures of mining waste facilities can be avoided if governments take the following actions (DRAFT – NOT EXHAUSTIVE – comments welcome): Governance: Safety is the priority, not costs. Vet out financially risky mining projects likely to cut corners and unable to afford the safest measures. • Read More »