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MiningWatch blog

MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organizations from across the country. It addresses the urgent need for a co-ordinated public interest response to the threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.

Blog - MiningWatch blog February 12
New impact assessment process.
Jamie Kneen | C-69's top-line principles and commitments are laudable, but their execution falls short.
Blog - MiningWatch blog October 18
Photo: EARTHWORKS​/Flickr
Jen Moore | The House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights hasn't heard from people most directly affected by Canadian mining operations in the region.
Blog - MiningWatch blog February 7
March in Bucaramanga, Santander against Eco Oro Minerals and other companies
Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Indigenous people, Afro-Colombians, union leaders, farmers, students and academics in Colombia confront Canadian mining companies.
Blog - MiningWatch blog January 31
Teztan Biny
Jamie Kneen, Sean Nixon | Review panels need enough information during (not after) an environmental assessment to decide whether projects will likely have significant environmental effects.
Blog - MiningWatch blog June 21
Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
Jamie Kneen | An ambitious and visionary redefinition of environmental impact assessment for Canada is urgently needed.
Blog - MiningWatch blog March 24
Nahua Indigenous community of Zacualpan in Colima, Mexico in resistance to minin
Jennifer Moore | The Nahua Indigenous community of Zacualpan and their resistance to mining in Colima, Mexico.
Blog - MiningWatch blog October 13
Jennifer Moore | People are being killed, kidnapped and extorted around Canadian mine sites in Mexico, but the Canadian Embassy is not worried.
Blog - MiningWatch blog September 28
Taking in the Los Filos mine, Guerrero, Mexico. Photo: Cristian Leyva.
Jen Moore | The central role of the Canadian mining industry in the abuse, dispossession, and forced displacement of many thousands of people around the world deserves serious debate.
Blog - MiningWatch blog September 26
The Supreme Court of Canada
Jamie Kneen | Supreme Court ruling is an important step towards ending corporate impunity for destroying the environment and people’s health.
Blog - MiningWatch blog September 14
Jennifer Moore | The recent resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina is further reason to question the ethics of Tahoe Resources' mining activities in Guatemala.
Blog - MiningWatch blog June 9
Jamie Kneen | A new report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea describes a totalitarian state where torture is rampant and a Canadian mining company is flourishing.
Blog - MiningWatch blog April 10
Luis Solano | Documents filed as part of lawsuit against Tahoe Resources proceeding in BC Superior Court sheds light on the project's military connections.
Blog - MiningWatch blog February 9
Jennifer Moore | The Honduran National Coalition of Environmental Networks and Organizations demand support for farming and binding community consultation before any mining activities take place on their territories.
Blog - MiningWatch blog January 22
Jennifer Moore | Prime Minister Harper's decision to indefinitely postpone the North American Leaders' Summit -- better known as the annual "Three Amigos" meeting -- does Mexico's president a huge favour.
Blog - MiningWatch blog January 20
Dawn Hoogeveen | A crowd gathered in front of B.C.'s law court in Vancouver on Monday morning in support of the Wilderness Committee on the first day of Taseko Mines' lawsuit.
Blog - MiningWatch blog December 18
José Tendetza
Jennifer Moore | José Tendetza did not have to die. The Canadian government was aware of the tensions that implicate a Vancouver-based mining corporation -- and could have acted.
Blog - MiningWatch blog November 14
Jennifer Moore | The Inter American Human Rights Commission calls on Canada to prevent mining abuses before they happen.
Blog - MiningWatch blog October 30
Shin Imai, Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, Osgoode Hall Law School
Jennifer Moore | The Inter American Human Rights Commission sees through gaping holes in Canada's strategy for its mining sector abroad.
Blog - MiningWatch blog October 17
Image: http://resistencapacificaelescobal.blogspot.ca/
Jennifer Moore | Tahoe Resources CEO summoned to testify about criminalization around Guatemala mine. He might need this cheat sheet.
Blog - MiningWatch blog July 22
Ramsey Hart | Last week the Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq, bent to the desire of B.C. to go it alone on the environmental assessment of another major resource development project.
Blog - MiningWatch blog July 14
Jennifer Moore | Before the military-backed coup in Honduras five years ago, the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement was not such a sure deal. It took a disaster -- that is leading to more -- to pave the way.
Blog - MiningWatch blog July 7
Jennifer Moore | Last week, Guatemalan authorities informed two Peace Brigades International (PBI) volunteers who had witnessed a violent eviction that their temporary residence permits were cancelled.
Blog - MiningWatch blog July 7
Ramsey Hart | On June 26 the Supreme Court of Canada released a much anticipated decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v. B.C. The core issue in the case is the extent and nature of Aboriginal title to lands.
Blog - MiningWatch blog June 5
Jennifer Moore | By act and by omission, the Canadian state has been found guilty for its role in human rights violations in Latin America along with five mining companies.
Blog - MiningWatch blog June 5
Ramsey Hart | Like moths to a flame, Ontario's political leaders have been circling the potential mining developments known as the Ring of Fire during the 2014 election campaign.
Blog - MiningWatch blog April 14
Jennifer Moore | Mexican landowners claim that Goldcorp is not taking talks with them seriously. They reiterate their call for high level attention or closure.
Blog - MiningWatch blog April 3
Jennifer Moore | Goldcorp’s announcement Wednesday that it is suspending operations at its Los Filos mine in Mexico is a belated and misleading admission.
Blog - MiningWatch blog February 18
Jennifer Moore | On the eve of the North American Leaders' Summit, Mexican organizations sent a message to the three heads of state.
Blog - MiningWatch blog January 31
Jamie Kneen | MiningWatch has joined the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability to declare Canada 'Open for Justice,' and we've got a new PSA video for the occasion.
Blog - MiningWatch blog January 27
Jennifer Moore | Impunity at work surrounding Tahoe Resources' silver project in Guatemala.