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Access to water

Philippines access to water

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13 August 2002

Statement Regarding NGO Human Rights Lawsuit - Aceh, Indonesia

Author: ExxonMobil

We are disturbed by allegations that ExxonMobil or its affiliate companies are in any way involved with human rights abuses in Aceh, and will continue to vigorously defend ourselves. ExxonMobil condemns the violation of human rights in any form. We...

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9 August 2002
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Author: Le Courrier [Genève]

En Équateur, l’oléoduc «El sote» est une catastrophe de 500 kilomètres de long. Gigantesque serpent de métal, le Système d’oléoduc transéquatorien (SOTE) a été construit dans les années septante sous l’impulsion de la Texaco. Depuis 1993, la compagnie...

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1 August 2002

UN "Draft norms on Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations & Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights"

Author: Working group on the working methods and activities of transnational corporations, U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

[see annex for text of the draft norms] [this text was agreed by the Working Group on Transnational Corporations (of the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights) at its July-Aug. 2002 meeting; the draft will be discussed...

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25 July 2002

[PDF] Bushmen in the Kalahari [Botswana]

Author: Neal G. Lineback, Geography Professor at Appalachian State Univ. [USA], in Geography in the News

Why the government wants the Bush men out is not entirely clear...[One scholar] blames the increasing political clout represented by the growth of tourism, cattle ranching and diamond mining, “the three pillars of Botswana’s economy.”

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12 July 2002

Colorado group fights coalbed methane wells

Author: Judith Crosson, Reuters

A citizens' group in western Colorado is fighting a proposal [by privately held Gunnison Energy Corp.] to explore for methane gas in nearby underground coal seams, saying the planned test drilling could devastate the area's water supplies.

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12 July 2002

Colorado group fights coalbed methane wells [USA]

Author: Judith Crosson, Reuters

A citizens' group in western Colorado is fighting a proposal [by privately held Gunnison Energy Corp.] to explore for methane gas in nearby underground coal seams, saying the planned test drilling could devastate the area's water supplies.

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Article
9 July 2002

The Private Sector - White Gold [South Africa]

Author: Corporate Watch [UK]

Right in their backyard - Just down the road from the wealthy Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, home to the World Summit on Susutainable Development 2002 venue, a human and environmental tragedy is being played out that has nothing to do with...

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9 July 2002

The Private Sector - White Gold [South Africa]

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5 July 2002

Contractors could face responsibility for pollution incidents [UK]

Author: Edie News

Legal responsibility for pollution incidents and serious failures in water quality standards could soon be borne by contractors as well as water companies, reports Malcolm Hallsworth, Editor of Water and Waste Treatment magazine.

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27 June 2002

Peru's Yanacocha eyes deposit in disputed gold site

Author: Missy Ryan, Reuters

Cajamarca, where some residents fear that mining Quillish will sully their water supply and threaten public health, is fighting Yanacocha [mining company, joint venture Newmont & Buenaventura] in court to keep the site hands-off for mining

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