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Thursday, September 11, 2014

News release: Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture Mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has long been associated with extreme violence against local men and women by mine security and state police associated with the mine. The level of human rights abuses at the mine has spiked again this year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This page provides a number of key background references and links to advanced stage Canadian rare earth projects. The materials present informaiton on the environmental challenges associated with rare earths mining as well as the economic opportunities they present.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

News release: Nearly 150,000 people have already signed an online petition directed at the Australian-Canadian firm OceanaGold urging it to drop its suit against El Salvador. Secret hearings will begin on the case at a little known investment dispute tribunal housed at the World Bank in Washington, on Monday, September 15th.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On August 23, 2014, our friend, fellow activist, and MiningWatch Director Marilyn Crawford’s extended battle with cancer came to an end. We shall miss her greatly and our hearts go out to her family: her husband Buddy, her daughters Ali and Jennifer, and her father, Leonard Bailey.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Neskonlith Secwepemc First Nation has issued an eviction notice to Imperial Metals - the company whose Mount Polley mine released 14.5 billion litres of solid and liquid wastes into the Quesnel Lake watershed on August 4.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As Quebec’s Environmental Assessment Office examines the largest open pit mine project ever proposed in Canada, Royal Nickel’s Dumont project in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, a coalition of citizens, doctors, environmental groups and unions is demanding that the Quebec government establish an independent review of the laws and standards for environmental protection, safety, and public health at open pit mega-mines.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

News release: (Ottawa/Oxford, 5 August 2014) A human rights assessment conducted between late June and mid-July 2014 at UK-listed African Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine Ltd. in Tanzania by MiningWatch Canada and the British NGO, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID), confirms reports of ongoing excessive use of force by police guarding the mine, resulting in deaths and serious injuries of villagers from the surrounding area.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On July 17 MiningWatch received a response from mining company HudBay to our July 10, 2014 news release and brief: Canadian Mining Watchdog Warns Arizonans of HudBay Minerals’ Poor Track Record on Pollution and Human Rights. In its letter HudBay provides additional contextual information regarding the concerns we raise about its Manitoba operations and disputes the facts we presented about the violence at the company's former operation in Guatemala.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In response to Russell Hallbauers’ Revenue sharing would assist communities in need, the Tsilhqot’in National Government stands in support for our Tribal Chairman Chief Joe Alphonse.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In June, Canadian-based transnational mining company HudBay Minerals reached an agreement to take over Augusta Resources and its controversial Rosemont open-pit copper mine project near Tucson. The newcomer to Arizona is no stranger to controversy. MiningWatch Canada - an Ottawa-based watchdog group – reports that HudBay has a troubling track record of contamination and human rights abuses in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the Central American country of Guatemala.