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A Group of Indigenous People From Guatemala Say a Canadian Mining Company Was Behind Violent Crimes and the Destruction of Their Villages and They Have Come to Canada Seeking Justice

Published on February 7, 2013 by in Home

  CBC TheNational Published on Dec 3, 2012 A group of indigenous people from Guatemala say a Canadian mining company was behind violent crimes and the destruction of their villages and they have come to Canada seeking justice. Warning, this story has graphic images.  

 
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Legal challenges expected if Wisconsin mining bill passes

Published on February 7, 2013 by in Home

  Nora G. Hertel http://www.isthmus.com   Republicans may be fast-tracking mining legislation, but legal challenges are expected soon after signing. Litigation is so anticipated, in fact, that the bill includes a fiscal note from the Department of Justice requiring that funds be set aside to defend against “legal challenges,” as well as to prosecute “law violations” related

 
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Mining Industry Targets “Prove It First” Law

Published on February 2, 2013 by in Home

  by Al Gedick Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative   Prior to investing in new resource colonies, multinational mining corporations frequently change a country’s mining laws to remove restrictions on foreign ownership, reduce taxes, ease environmental protections and guarantee access to water supplies needed for mining. During the 1990s, under pressure from the World Bank and

 
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Kyrgyzstan charges Canadian mining company with environmental damage

Published on February 1, 2013 by in Home

  The Ecocide Act includes “Reparation. The purpose of reparation is to make amends, offer expiation, and make right a wrong or injury. Reparation includes,but is not solely confined to, restorative justice provisions.” Mining company says the $152-million claim for damages is exaggerated and without foundation.   by Daisy Sindelar sgnews.ca   In Kyrgyzstan, a poor country

 
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Steelworkers Allege BC Importer of Chinese Miners Tied to Deadly Accidents

Published on January 20, 2013 by in Home

  Dehau Mines linked to Shandong energy group, whose subsidiaries had five disasters killing nearly 200 workers: union.   By Jeremy J. Nuttall TheTyee.ca The United Steelworkers’ Union is alleging a Chinese coal mining company affiliated to a Canada-based mining firm is responsible for the deaths of nearly 200 miners in China. In a report released

 
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Concerns over arsenic raised at Yukon Water Board hearing

Published on January 20, 2013 by in Home

  CBC News North California company wants to re-work tailings at old Whitehorse Copper Mine The Yukon Water Board is raising concerns about a potential spike in arsenic levels in underground water. The issue came up at board hearings into a California company’s plan to mine magnetite from the tailings at the old Whitehorse Copper

 
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Protesters’ bottom line: new environment laws

Published on January 17, 2013 by in Home

  Heather Scoffield Canadian Press     OTTAWA – If there’s one issue that unites Idle No More protesters, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and militant and moderate First Nations alike, it is the federal government’s recent changes to environmental oversight. But the united stand among First Nations, grassroots and environmentalists has been met with an

 
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Concerns raised about re-starting old Whitehorse mine

Published on January 8, 2013 by in Home

  Government, environmentalists worry contaminants could leach from old tailings pond   A request for a water license at the old Whitehorse Copper mine is raising concerns about drinking water in the city. Eagle Industrial Minerals wants to use water to mine the tailings at the site. The Yukon Conservation Society’s mining coordinator, Lewis Rifkind,

 
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Northern energy crisis: Fuelling resource growth pushes power grids to the limit

Published on January 5, 2013 by in Home

  By James Munson iPolitics.ca     David Morrison doesn’t pine for a job running an electrical grid in Canada’s southern provinces. “That would be no fun,” said Morrison, who has been the CEO and president of Yukon Energy, the territory’s public utility, since 2003. But fun in this context — running a power system in

 
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Ontario Ring Of Fire: Harper’s Need For Speed In Resource Development Meets First Nations Reality

Published on December 31, 2012 by in Home

  By Heather Scoffield The Canadian Press     FORT HOPE FIRST NATION, Ont. – The people at Cliffs Natural Resources have been around, and know the challenges of mining in difficult conditions. But this is a first: the multinational has had to extend deadlines on its environmental assessment process in northern Ontario’s Ring of

 
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USW Raises Serious Questions About Chinese Government Control of HD Mining

Published on December 21, 2012 by in Home

  United Steel Workers   BURNABY, B.C., 20 December 2012 – The B.C. government either didn’t know or didn’t tell British Columbians about the close ties between Chinese-owned coal mining companies in northeastern B.C. and the Chinese government, concludes a new research report by the United Steelworkers. Steelworkers released a research report, “Who Owns Huiyong

 
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Poisoning the Well: How the FEDs Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water Supply

Published on December 18, 2012 by in Home

  Abraham Lusgarten ProPublica Now, as commercial crops wilt in the dry heat and winds rip the dust loose from American prairies, questions are mounting about whether the EPA should continue to grant exemptions going forward.   Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across

 
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The World Bank’s Climate Hypocrisy

Published on December 15, 2012 by in Home

  By Kate Sheppard Mother Jones It’s enough to give you whiplash. Last month, the World Bank put out a devastating new report on why 4 degrees Celsius of global warming “simply must not be allowed to occur.” This month, the Bank is considering whether to provide financing for a new coal-fired power plant in Mongolia. The World

 
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Non-Nunavut groups want federal review of Izok Corridor

Published on December 14, 2012 by in Home

  N.W.T. and national groups want say in environmental hearings for Izok Corridor Project CBC News Organizations in Nunavut and beyond are lining up to take part in the environmental review of the Izok Corridor Project. The international company MMG wants to build two mines southwest of Kugluktuk, Nunavut. All of the mining and construction

 
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MiningWatch Urges Caution in Sensitive Yukon Ecosystem

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Ramsey Hart Miningwatch.ca (Ottawa)  MiningWatch Canada is urging the Yukon Government to heed a call for land use planning in the sensitive Alsek Valley on the boundary of Kluane National Park in the south-western Yukon. The national mining watch dog is adding its voice to local residents and the Yukon Conservation Society who have

 
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