The Latest

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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

News release: Wiretap transcripts ordered by Guatemala’s Public Prosecutor of Tahoe Resources’ former head of security, Alberto Rotondo, in connection with an April 27, 2013 shooting outside its Escobal mine provide strong evidence that he targeted peaceful protesters, then tried to cover up the crime and flee the country.

Monday, April 6, 2015

News release: Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan during the Fukushima catastrophe, will deliver an exclusive message at the opening of the World Uranium Symposium at the Quebec City Convention Centre on April 14-16, 2015.

Friday, April 3, 2015

News release: Today, eleven of over 120 women who claim to have been raped and gang raped by security guards at Barrick’s Porgera Joint Venture mine, and three of many more men and their families who claim to have been the victims of violence and killing by mine security, finally got equitable settlements.

Monday, March 30, 2015

News release: Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold is undermining Greek economic recovery by large-scale tax avoidance according to a new report by the Dutch Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). Eldorado is also supported by Export Development Canada.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

(Ottawa) The planned Harper Creek Mine near Vavenby, British Columbia, could be another Mount Polley disaster and should be stopped, says MiningWatch Canada in its March 21 submission to the federal environmental assessment of the mine proposed project.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Communique: Member organizations of the Mexican Network of Mining-Affected Peoples in Chiapas denounce the Canadian government's lack of commitment to supporting human rights and stopping corporate impunity following the RCMP decision to shut the case against Blackfire Exploration.