Posted on November 05, 2014
An obscure tribunal housed at the World Bank in Washington, DC will decide the fate of millions of people. At issue is whether a government should be punished for refusing to let a foreign mine operate because it wants to protect its main source of water. The case pits El Salvador’s government against a Canadian gold-mining company ...
Posted on October 16, 2014
On August 4th the tailings impoundment at the Mount Polley mine failed, releasing 25 million cubic metres of mine waste and construction material into the watersheds below. Some of the waste backed up into Polley Lake, most of it was dumped into the 10km Hazeltine Creek watershed and some spread downstream into Quesnel Lake.
Posted on February 06, 2014
Kamloops, The Kamloops Area Preservation Association, February 5, 2014 - The undersigned demand the resignation of the BC Minister of Mines, Bill Bennett who recently went to Ottawa in an attempt to persuade the Federal Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, to ignore the recommendations of the Review Panel to decline the application for Taseko’s Prosperity Mine near Williams Lake, BC.
Posted on August 31, 2012
Across the Philippines, people held rallies, made YouTube videos, and organized petitions demanding justice for Dr. Gerry Ortega and the fulfillment of his dream – Never Mine Palawan. Now they are looking for international support to preserve this beautiful island’s environment.
by Joe Foy
Staring through the blur of tree trunks that lined the road as we bumped along in our van, I could see a massive sevenstorey high chunk of limestone rising from a rice field.
I was on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, on a trip this past January to reconnect with family and to learn a little more about the nation where my wife was born.
Up ahead, we turned off the road onto a side track that a wooden sign identified as the way to Ugong Rock.