The Latest

Friday, June 26, 2015

(Ottawa) MiningWatch Canada welcomes the B.C. government’s Wednesday announcement that it will review the provincial mining code, but warns that the review needs to be broad enough to address the full range of necessary changes in mining policies and regulations.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Canadian & Alaskan representatives calling for International Joint Commission review of what would be North America’s largest open pit mine.

Toronto, June 24 - British Columbia and Alaska Indigenous leaders today are calling upon Seabridge Gold’s leadership and investors to prevent more disasters like Mount Polley.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

(Toronto) Civil society, non-governmental organisations, and scientists warn Nautilus shareholders not to pay the price of ignorance when it comes to investing in the Solwara 1 deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea.

On 1st June 2015 Nautilus released an environmental and social benchmarking report on the proposed Solwara 1 mine in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Another newsletter jam-packed with stories of mining-related abuses and triumphs, from Guatemala to Tanzania to British Columbia.

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.