‘Open Pit Mining’ News

Romania’s struggle for democracy is encapsulated in a village

protest-bruxelles-rosia-montana Article written by Claudia Ciobanu on www.theguardian.com. Opposition to proposals for a gold mine around Rosia Montana is at the heart of pro-democracy protests. Fifteen years ago, Canadian company Gabriel Resources came to Romania with a plan to build Europe’s largest gold mine around the village of...

Romanians protest against mining project

Protest Rosia Montana It is the gold rush many Romanians do not want, despite the government granting the project National Interest status last week, and preparing a draft law. For 15 years Canada’s Rosia Montana mining company has been trying to massively expand old Roman gold mines and...

The biggest of all illegalities: The government’s shameful push of an unconstitutional law

Protest-Rosia Montana Raluca Dan That is how I could name the most recent action of the Romanian Government regarding Rosia Montana case.  Since Tuesday, August, 27th, people tremble with worry and fury, but in the same time with confusion, because of the numerous political decisions of the...

Why The Rosia Montana Project Must Be Stopped

Rosia Montana Landscape From “The Hypocrisy of The Romanian Government: Why The Rosia Montana Project Must Be Stopped” by Raluca Besliu on May 29, 2013 in Democracy and Elections, Environmental Policy, European Politics and Society … Dominating in the Parliament and presiding over the government, USL has taken multiple measures to demonstrate its lack of...

Rosia Montana: Twelve Years Later

Submerged church near Rosia Montana. This is a fictional story about what could happen if Rosia Montana is allowed to become an open pit mine…  I sat in the passenger seat of the small Nissan and gazed through the window at the passing landscape. A few hours earlier, Mihai had...

The Killing of a Community: The Story of Lindytown

rosia-montana-lindytown-home-destruction Over Lindytown, by Jim Allyn   The story of Lindytown is a warning for Roşia Montană. It tells what happens to a community when corporate profits are valued more than the natural and cultural heritage of a community… when profit is valued more than the...

The Killing of a Community: Part II: Is Rosia Montana Next?

The disappearance of a once-thriving community from the mountains of West Virgina in America was detailed in The Killing of a Community: Part I: The Story Of Lindytown. It’s story is eerily similar to what is happening in Rosia Montana, Romania. Like Lindytown, Rosia Montana is...

Affects of Open Pit Mining Around The World

Open Pit Mining Around The World All over the world, mining companies follow the same patterns in the effort to gain acceptance from the public and from the government; promising to safeguard the community’s welfare and improve the environment while hiding the effects of open-pit mining, they fall far short. Removing...