Category: <span>Selenga</span>

Gold and Dynamite: Mongolian Law with the Long Name – Acute Conflict in Media Excerpts.

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 …

Mongolian Rulers addressed by Civic Environmental Groups

Unofficial translation STATEMENT ADDRESSED TO THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND LEADERS OF EXECUTIVE GOVERNMENT FROM MONGOLIAN CITIZENS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACTIVITIES The Constitution of our country grants to its citizens the right to live in safe and secure environment, be protected from loss …

Oyu Tolgoi publicly distances itself from river diversion schemes

A story by Michelle Tolson “River diversion spells disaster” hit the nerves of Oyu Tolgoy (OT) mining company managers: they requested to add a disclaimer that  OT does not want to use any water diverted to Gobi from Orkhon or Kherlen Rivers in Mongolia. This is despite the government’s efforts …

Mongolia’s first wind farm

Mongolia’s first wind farm, located deep in the Mongolian Steppe, 70km from its capital, Ulaanbaatar, was officially opened in June 2013 by the Mongolian Minister of Energy, Mishig Sonompil. Since wind and solar energy resources are much more abundant in Mongolia than potential  hydropower RwB hopes that quick development of …

Russia urges the World Bank to stop funding projects threatening Lake Baikal

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology in March 2013 issued an official letter to the World Bank expressing grave concerns regarding the fact that  the World Bank is supporting development of feasibility studies for  Shuren hydropower dam and Orkhon-Gobi water transfer project within a framework of MINIS project …

Russian Government: We informed project planners that Selenga River should not be dammed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russian Federation on April 2, 2013 informed Buriat NGOs that it is undertaking all necessary measures to clarify the plans of Mongolia Government and the World Bank regarding construction of Shuren Hydro on transboundary Selenga River, that is the main source of …