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[9 Nov 2013 | ]

 
Since a lot of propaganda has been published in Mongolia since the September 16 protest with explicit purpose to discredit the “LAW TO PROHIBIT MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS AT HEADWATERS OF RIVERS, PROTECTED ZONES OF WATER RESERVOIRS AND FORESTED AREAS” the website editors compiled short history of the Law and the United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and lakes.

Late 1990s-2006. Mongolia adopts liberal mining regulations to attract investment and ambitious “Gold” program which spurs wave of destruction of country’s most vulnerable natural features – rivers and forests. Greatest …

Argun River, Baikal Lake, Featured, Mongolian Great Lakes, Onon River, Selenga River, Uldz River »

[30 Sep 2013 | Topics: ]

On September 16, 2013 Great State Khural of Mongolia gathered with intention to weaken one of the most progressive environmental laws for the sake of “boosting development”. 8 environment activists are arrested on terrorist charges as they undertook a desperate attempt to bring alternative approaches to law implementation to the attention of legislature. Below we attempt to reconstruct chain of events by linking together excerpts from texts available on web. Please read and form Your own opinion. RwB

Photo: Gantulga of UMMRL who holds camera not a gun was arrested …

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[10 Feb 2012 | ]

 
“LAW TO  PROHIBIT MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINING OPERATIONS AT HEADWATERS OF RIVERS, PROTECTED ZONES OF WATER RESERVOIRS AND FORESTED AREAS” (Mongolians call it LLN- law with long name)
THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LAW WITH LONG NAME (2009-2013)
 
RAID letter to the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  on Arrests of Leaders of Fire Nation (Gal Undesten) and United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes (UMMRL), July 2011

UN Review of Human Rights in Mongolia 2010
WESTERN DECEPTIONS AND THE EXTINCTION OF THE NOMADS by Keith Harmon Snow

Argun River, Selenga River »

[24 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Why The Economist is publicly discrediting green movement leaders and traditional way of life in Mongolia?
Editors of the transrivers.org were astonished by “Mine, all mine” article published by The Economist on Jan 21st 2012. It is not the first time we see this magazine publishing biased material to support expansion of huge corporations in Northeast Asia. In 2008 Russian NGOs once wrote a letter to the editor regarding shameless praise to state-owned “Russian Hydro”( Big blue July 2008), which has plans to dam almost all remaining free flowing rivers …

Amur Basin, Argun River, Selenga River, Yenisey Basin, Yenisey River »

[21 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Centerra Gold officials once boasted that they work on amendments that reduce effectiveness of the Law with Long Name that protects Mongolian rivers from mining impacts. Company’s rich web-site has documents clearly outlining its plans to make mining licenses exempt from the Law.
But Mother Nature does not forgive such shameless assaults and presently all mining and most exploration operations of the Centerra Gold in Mongolia are at odds with environmental regulations. (See previous mentioning of Centerra Gold by RwB)
Mid-January Centerra Gold Inc. announced that its 2011 consolidated gold production …