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Stand with the Woman who Stood Up to Mining Industry Bullying

By Shreema Mehta

February 12, 2015

Just  over a week ago, on February 3rd, police and security officers backed by Newmont invaded the Máxima Acuña Chaupe's  home to prevent her from making repairs to her house. Officers even destroyed parts of her home.  This was the third such invasion of her land in 2015 itself. We ask you to take action against Newmont and for sanctioning this violence.

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Tagged with: newmont, peru, conga, ifc, yanacocha, maxima acuna de chaupe


Update: Peruvian farmer harassed after lawsuit win against Newmont

By Shreema Mehta

February 4, 2015

After being beaten, robbed and sentenced to prison for fighting to protect her property, Maxima finally got justice against mining behemoth Newmont two months ago. But despite the victory, police harassment, backed by the mining company, has not stopped.

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Tagged with: newmont, peru, conga, lawsuit, yanacocha, cajamarca, property rights, land rights, maxima


Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is:  The President’s FY ’16 Budget

By Aaron Mintzes

February 2, 2015

Yesterday, the President delivered to Congress his FY 2016 budget. In the Federal Government, Congress controls the purse strings of our budget process. However, President Obama does get a crack at making the case for what is important to him. And there is no better way to know any politician’s priorities than following where our money goes and who pays for it to get there.

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Tagged with: mining, abandoned mines, royalty, aml fee, budget, aml, fy2016


Amid Keystone chaos Congress is voting on one of the worst fracking loopholes

By Lauren Pagel

January 28, 2015

Today, the Senate is voting on amendments to the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. The bill itself, bill number S. 1, is a bad piece of legislation. It pushes the Keystone XL pipeline through – a pipeline that will harm our climate, threaten aquifers and harm nearby communities.  Luckily, President Obama has already threatened to veto this ill-conceived bill. 

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Tagged with: congress, halliburton loophole, nokxl, vote


Newmont-backed Gabriel Resources Won’t Let Democracy Stop it from Mining

By Shreema Mehta

January 22, 2015

Rather than accept unfavorable government decisions, such as a permit denial, some companies are suing countries under investment agreements that allow them to “seek international arbitration” in publicly inaccessible World Bank tribunals. Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources, which has the backing of US giant Newmont, is the latest mining company to resort to this tactic. Gabriel is threatening to sue the Romanian government if it does not get approval for its proposed Rosia Montana open-pit gold mine.

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Tagged with: world bank, romania, gabriel resources, investor risk, investors, investment, rosia montana, investor


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