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Changing public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems.
September 16, 2015 |
If the militarized security strategy that Tahoe Resources has used to put its Escobal silver mine into operation isn't enough to raise questions, the recent resignation of Otto Pérez Molina should be.
August 12, 2015 |
A new study reveals that catastrophic mine waste failures are increasing in frequency, severity, and costs all around the world. Why is the industry incapable of learning from its failures?
July 22, 2015 |
"Talks aren't enough. Mines Ministers from all provinces and territories need to take concrete steps in order to prevent future mine waste disasters in this country."
July 13, 2015 |
The B.C. government's decision to reopen Mount Polley mine is premature. Imperial Metals is still under two investigations for its failure to prevent the biggest mining spill in Canadian history.
June 26, 2015 |
British Columbia and Alaska Indigenous leaders today are calling upon Seabridge Gold's leadership and investors to prevent more disasters like Mount Polley.
May 21, 2015 |
Protestors picketed the Canadian High Commission to pressure the Canadian government to take responsibility for Ivanhoe, and address their complaints about the destruction of graves.
May 8, 2015 |
A Salvadoran delegation will visit Canada next week to discuss how investor-state arbitration threatens democratic decision-making, public health and the environment here and beyond our borders.
April 10, 2015 |
Current mining policies, programs, and regulations pose a threat to public finance and taxpayers in Ontario, with potentially billions of dollars at stake.
March 30, 2015 |
The planned Harper Creek Mine near Vavenby, British Columbia, could be another Mount Polley disaster and should be stopped.
February 27, 2015 |
Canadian diplomats in Mexico were complicit in Toronto-based Excellon Resources Inc.’s efforts to avoid redressing a violated land use contract and poor working conditions.
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