We, the undersigned organizations, are deeply concerned about reports emerging from Chubut, about the increased presence of the mining lobby.
HudBay's operations in Peru and Guatemala: violence and repression found to result from mining company contracts with state security forces.
They call for an end to the environmental harms, community division, militarization and repression that the project has brought into their lives, and that Tahoe Resources permanently close the mine.
The Sisson Mine project (Northcliff/HDI/Todd Minerals) is currently applying for permission to dump millions of tons of mining waste into the headwaters of the pristine Nashwaak river and watershed.
The government has set out some ambitious objectives for this bill, but several shortcomings must be addressed in order for the new Impact Assessment Act to meet those goals.
Eabametoong First Nation (EFN) is demanding a judicial review of Ontario's permit for Landore Resources to drill for gold in environmentally and culturally sensitive areas.
What green economy?A continuing emphasis on a “rip it and ship it” economy that pushes extraction ahead of value-added processing and manufacturing has left Canada lagging in sustainable extraction.
The USW will be sending a delegation to Guerrero to investigate the attacks on the striking miners and their communities. The USW and Los Mineros have had a strategic alliance since 2005.
"Canadian companies are killing Mexican communities," recounted Gustavo Lozano from the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People.
The odds are slowly turning in the fight against the multi-pronged corporate assault of transnational mining companies on local communities. El Salvador is now the first country to ban metal mining.