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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

News release: On April 24, more than 50,000 Colombians took to the streets in Bucaramanga in a march to defend their primary water source from the development of Eco Oro Minerals’ Angostura gold project and other proposed mining activities. Despite broad public opposition and an ongoing investigation into an earlier investment decision, the private lending arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), bought more shares in Eco Oro Minerals in February.

Monday, May 11, 2015

(Ottawa) Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy is nearly 10 years old and needs to be renewed. MiningWatch Canada releases today its key concerns and recommendations regarding the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines’ Proposed Framework released in March 2015.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Media Advisory: In anticipation of an imminent ruling from a little-known arbitration tribunal at the World Bank that could force El Salvador to pay Canadian-Australian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million, 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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

News release: Mining Watch Romania in association with 22 Romanian and international NGOs presents Anticipating Surprise-Assessing Risk: An investors' guide to Eldorado Gold's Certej mine proposal ahead of the company's 2015 Annual General Meeting today in Vancouver. The report exposes a compendium of risks associated with the Certej gold project and highlights some less evident or known facts that in return are likely to impair Eldorado's ability to develop it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today a large and diverse group of Canadians and Americans called on the British Columbia government to halt the permitting of wet tailings facilities for new and proposed mines in B.C. based on the Independent Expert Panel recommendations on the Mount Polley mine tailings disaster. Eighty-seven Alaska Native tribes, members of B.C. First Nations, businesses, prominent individuals, scientists, and conservation groups signed a letter to the B.C. government calling for a shift to newer and safer dry tailings storage technology.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

(Québec) On Earth Day today, international delegates from five continents signed the Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium, calling on all nations to put an end to the mining and use of uranium, the first link in the nuclear fuel chain for both civilian and military uses.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

News release: About 200 international experts and delegates of the World Uranium Symposium this morning denounced the sale of Canadian uranium to India, a country that maintains an arsenal of nuclear weapons and has never signed the United Nations’ Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

News release: Monday, a Guatemalan judge denied bail to the Administrative Manager and Legal Representative, Carlos Roberto Morales Monzón, of Tahoe Resources’ subsidiary, Minera San Rafael S.A., and ordered him to pre-trial detention on charges of industrial contamination.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

News release: Indigenous peoples in Mexico are filing injunctions against mining concessions that threaten their self-determination and wellbeing on their ancestral territories. In recent weeks, three were filed against mining concessions in the states of Colima and Puebla, adding to others filed previously in San Luis Potosí and Guerrero.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Open Letter to Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General for Ontario: The Ontario government recently announced its intention to review its Mineral Development Strategy (March 2015). MiningWatch Canada is very concerned about the current lack of a comprehensive “value for money,” cost-benefit analysis for mining in Ontario.