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Police brutally dismantle peaceful mining resistance in Guatemala

By Shreema Mehta

June 19, 2014

Since March 2012, community members of  San José del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc have sustained a blockade of El Tambor gold mine in Guatemala. Known as “La Puya,” they have successfully blocked development of the mine despite repeated harassment, eviction attempts and even violence.

In May 2014, Guatemalan police officers laid siege to La Puya, standing guard as contractors of Kappes, Cassidy & Associates, the US company that currently holds the concession to the mine, brought in mining equipment.

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Tagged with: mining, human rights, fpic, guatemala, protests


Over 50K People Ask Governor Brown to see Fracking Related Problems in Person

By Jhon Arbelaez

June 18, 2014

The town of Shafter, in Central California’s Kern County, has become ground zero hydraulic fracturing in the state. Dozens of wells have been fracked in the small town, with some wells just a few hundred feet from schools, parks, homes, and churches.

The largely Hispanic community has suffered from health impacts, including headaches, nosebleeds, asthma, and increased incidences of cancer. They are tired of suffering the consequences of expanded unconventional oil extraction, while oil companies continue to line their pockets with profits.

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Tagged with: fracking, california, moratorium


Fracking threatens the Chaco Canyon World Heritage Site

By Pete Dronkers

June 11, 2014

Most people think that National Parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites would be buffered from industrial extraction like fracking for oil. But during the last two weeks of May, we all began to think again.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is writing a new management plan for a multi-million acre swatch of public lands in northwestern New Mexico.  Contained within this area is the treasured Chaco Canyon National Historic Park.  One of less than a dozen UNESCO sites in the western states, it includes the ruins of what were the largest buildings in North America 1,000 years ago.

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Tagged with: fracking, new mexico, indigenous, blm, sacred sites, chaco canyon


Bring Justice to the Cajamarcan Mining Protesters

By Shreema Mehta

June 11, 2014

Last week, I joined other civil society representatives to deliver an important letter to the Peruvian embassy, which is a short walk from the Earthworks office in Washington, DC.

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Tagged with: newmont, peru, conga, cajamarca


Regulation by Rubber Stamp: Exporting Fracked Gas from Cove Point

By Aaron Mintzes

June 6, 2014

When John Smith first sailed the Chesapeake Bay, he reported a resource teeming with oysters, crabs, and waters so clear one could see all the way to the bottom. The Bay is the world’s largest estuary. Generations of watermen- Maryland’s analog to cowboys- have shaped the very tradition and character of the region by harvesting the Bay’s bounty, driving the region’s economy, and filling the bellies of hungry crab cake aficionados.

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Tagged with: maryland, lng exports, cove point, ferc


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