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DONG Energy [Denmark] decides not to sign new contracts with Drummond pending result of Colombia lawsuit

In July 2006 the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published articles about the alleged involvement of US-based Drummond coal company in the killing of trade unionists in Colombia - allegations that the company denies. In August 2006 the Danish company DONG Energy decided not to sign any new contracts with Drummond until the outcome of the lawsuit brought against Drummond in the USA over these allegations is decided. DONG also said it will only sign further contracts with Drummond if it is cleared of all the charges. [Links to the following items provided: 1. Aug 2006: Statement by Denmark's Finance Ministry about the decision 2. 31 Aug 2006: "Coal case: Dong puts coal company on ice", Thomas Aue Sobol, Jyllands-Posten 3. 30 July 2006: "Business Ethics: Importing coal from bloody mines", Kenneth Lund and Jonas Førstø, Jyllands-Posten 4. 30 July 2006: "Globalisation: Coalmine death patrols", Kenneth Lund and Jonas Førstø, Jyllands-Posten Articles 2 & 4 also refer to CMC's (Coal Marketing Company) Cerrejón mine, operated by a consortium consisting of BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Xstrata. Note: English summary translations of Danish articles provided by Janus Juell-Sundbye of Lawhouse.dk]

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