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[29 Jan 2014 | Topics: ]

Earthworks urges You to tell Mongolian authorities to protect their environmental law!!!

Dear friend,
An environmental champion
In 2009, Mongolian activist and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Tsetsegee Munkhbayar successfully convinced Parliament to pass long overdue protection of Mongolia’s precious water resources from mining’s impacts.
The mining industry fights back
In response to Munkhbayar’s success, the mining industry is pressing the Mongolian Government to cancel the implementation of this law in exchange for increased gold production.
Sent to prison for 21 years for protecting the environment
Munkhbayar and 2 of his colleagues were arrested when protesting changes to …

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[14 Dec 2013 | Topics: ]

Russia and other members of IDA – stop funding large hydropower and other dirty energy mega-projects!
Invest in green energy and sustainable development of local communities!

On December 16-17, 2013 in Moscow the World Bank will gather governments to make their pledges to the 17th replenishment of International Development association – IDA. The IDA was founded to support poorest communities of the world, but now its energy portfolio is dominated not by decentralized local green energy sources but by multi-billion “transformational” projects of giant dams on large rivers of …

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[30 Nov 2013 | Topics: ]

Major offence on environmental movement launched in Russia by seizing Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise acquires yet another dimension – skillful provocations staged by police in cooperation with of big business.
On Novemeber 29 Police in Russia have detained two people formerly linked to an environmental protest movement for alleged extortion in a case activists say is a crude attempt to discredit their campaign.
Mikhail Bezmensky and Igor Zhitenyov stand accused of attempting to extort 15 million rubles ($450,000) from the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company UMMC, police said Friday.The Interior …

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[14 May 2013 | Topics: ]


May 13, Khoper, Central Russia – participants of a civil peaceful watch camp at Khoper were brutally beaten by the guards of the nickel mining company LLC Mednogorsky Copper and Sulfur Plant.
The locals – civil watch participants, were documenting the law violations by the LLC Mednogorsky Copper and Sulfur Plant (Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company) who have started geological works on these territories. The locals were standing in front of the illegally-installed fence when the private security guards (from a Patrul’ company) opened the gates and beat the activists, pushing …