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New Amnesty International report details violence at Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea

By Morey Burnham

February 4, 2010

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Amnesty International has released a report urging the Papua New Guinean Government to investigate forced evictions and police violence associated with the Porgera gold mine in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Amnesty's report, Undermining Rights: Forced evictions and police brutality around the Porgera gold mine, Papua New Guinea, details the raids on villages that occurred between April- July of 2009, in which at least 130 buildings were burned down and families were forced out of their homes.

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Take a Stand against the Chuitna coal mine proposal

By Morey Burnham

September 2, 2009

As I blogged earlier, Richard Bass, owner of the world-famous Snowbird ski resort, is bankrolling a coal strip mine proposal in the watershed of Alaska's Chuitna River. It would be Alaska's biggest coal mine. The mine could destroy, beyond hope of recovery, one of Alaska s most productive salmon fisheries, damage the watershed, and threaten the livelihoods of local fishermen.

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