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Romania Votes “No” on Rosia Montana Open-Pit Mine

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By Payal Sampat

November 12, 2013

Good news: The Romanian parliament rejected the proposed Rosia Montana open-pit gold mine on Monday, after months of protests on the streets of Bucharest and around the world. As we've blogged about before, this mine proposal epitomizes “dirty gold” for many reasons.

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Tagged with: no dirty gold, romania, rosia montana, gabriel

Of vampires and a zombie mine in Transylvania

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By Payal Sampat

September 8, 2013

Transylvania, Romania, is known for its fictional vampires – this is the region where Bram Stoker set his classic vampire novel, Dracula, in 1897.  Over a century later, the region is threatened not by fictional vampires but a very real –and far scarier –monster: the Rosia  Montana mine.

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Tagged with: mining, dirty gold, newmont, fpic, gabriel resources, protest, rosia montana

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