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Norway Mining Activists Face Trial

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By Tina Andersen Vågenes

December 5, 2016

This week, I, along with nine other activists, went to trial for peacefully protesting a mining company’s proposal to dump mine waste into Norway’s iconic fjords. We pled not guilty, arguing that our act of civil disobedience was crucial to protect the Førde fjord.

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Tagged with: mining, no dirty gold, norway


Victory! No Lawsuit for Norway Mining Activists

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By Tina Andersen Vågenes

April 11, 2016

In February, more than 100 people participated in civil disobedience actions to stop test drilling on the Engebø Mountain, near Førdefjord in Western Norway. Over 80 people were arrested and fined a total 100 000 pounds. The three-week action lasted three weeks was in protest of Nordic Mining’s controversial mining project, which would allow 250 million tons of mining tailings to be disposed of in the fjord.

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Tagged with: mining, tailings, protests, norway, fjords


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