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Changing public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems.
January 17, 2017 |
The 2014 Mount Polley Mine disaster had a huge ecological impact. The Crown announced that it is moving to stay Mining Watch’s charges against the B.C. government and Mount Polley. Take action.
December 6, 2016 |
In an interview with The Hill Times, Liberal MP John McKay (Scarborough – Guildwood, Ont.) said he expects to see a clear plan in place by March 2017 for creating an ombudsman for the extractive secto
August 18, 2016 |
Organizations in the south-central highlands of Ecuador are calling on authorities to declare high-altitude wetlands surrounding the country's third-largest city free of mining.
August 8, 2016 |
The World Social Forum is coming to Montreal August 9-12 and MiningWatch will be there to focus on predatory extractivism work together for a fair and just world.
June 24, 2016 |
A human rights group in Papua New Guinea alleges that no progress has been made on the claims of 256 victims of Barrick PJV security personnel.
June 8, 2016 |
British Columbians are disproportionally more on the hook for cleaning up the mess left behind by the mining industry.
May 16, 2016 |
A new report finds that the BC government lets mining companies off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation and leaves taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billion.
April 8, 2016 |
If this gigantic open pit mine is approved, it would set a bad precedent not only for Kamloops, but for communities across BC and Canada in terms of health, public safety, and environmental standards.
March 16, 2016 |
Five years after the mine opened and 339 environmental infractions later, the citizens of Malartic are preparing a class action lawsuit. They hope Kamloops residents don't suffer the same fate.
March 4, 2016 |
Early yesterday morning, March 3, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres in her home in La Esperanza. Gustavo Castro Soto was injured during the attack.
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