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24 July 2018

Liberia: Golden Veroleum quits certification body to protest handling of complaint for alleged failure to consult local community

Author: Reuters

"Liberia's biggest palm oil project quits eco-certification scheme"...

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24 July 2018

New Global Witness report finds agribusiness is most dangerous sector for defenders

Author: Global Witness (UK)

"At what cost?: Irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders  in 2017"...

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Company non-response
23 July 2018
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Author: El Espectador (Colombia)

“Quienes realicen proyectos extractivos, deben respetar zonas sagradas” – 13 de julio de 2018...

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23 July 2018

Peru: Civil society raises concerns over ongoing operations of Rio Blanco mine project despite referendum against it

Author: Peru Support Group

“Serious Concerns at the Rio Blanco mine” - 22 July 2018...

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23 July 2018

So. Africa: How activist is leading her community's opposition to mining by Mineral Commodities; includes company's statement

Author: Jonathan Watts, The Guardian (UK)

""I thank God I am alive", standing firm against mineral extraction in South Africa"...

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Article
19 July 2018

Columnist on why community consultation is essential for development projects; cites failed Buchanan Renewables' project in Liberia

Author: Rachel Cernansky, New York Times

"It Takes Consultation to Help a Village"...

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18 July 2018
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La comunidad indígena Kaqchikel en San Juan Sacatepéquez protestó contra la instalación de una planta de Cementos Progreso en su territorio, debido a preocupaciones ambientales. Durante un bloqueo pacífico, un grupo de paramilitares abrió fuego contra...

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18 July 2018

Guatemala: Peaceful protest against cement plant was attacked by paramilitaries allegedly linked to Cementos Progreso; co. responds

Indigenous Kaqchikel community in San Juan Sacatepequez protested against the installation of a Cementos Progreso’s plant in their territory, because of environmental concerns. While having a peaceful protest, a group of paramilitaries opened fire...

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Article
16 July 2018

Colombians Determined Not to be Conned by ConocoPhillips’ Fracking Spin

Author: Sian Cowman, in Toward Freedom

...There are a series of externalized costs to [ConocoPhillips'] size and profits...They don't have a good safety record for their workers or the environment, with over $266 million in payouts through the courts due to environmental and safety...

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Company response
16 July 2018

Goldcorp response

"Goldcorp welcomes initiatives that seek to encourage continuous improvement in responsible mining practices,  especially initiatives who do so by transparently comparing the policies and practices of large‐scale mining  companies on a range of...

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