PBI-Honduras attends PRO assembly as ASODEBICOQ defends environment from extractive projects in Santa Bárbara

PBI-Honduras has posted: “We attended the Assembly of the Patronato Regional de Occidente (PRO) in Santa Barbara. #ASODEBICOQ along with other civil society representatives expressed concern about the different #needs of its inhabitants and proposed projects to solve them. We are concerned about the major problems associated with #deforestation, #water Read more…

PBI-Canada talks about the CORE with University of Minnesota law school class

On April 4, PBI-Canada coordinator Brent Patterson shared an overview of concerns about the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with students at the University of Minnesota Law School. We began with a timeline: the civil society call for an Ombudsperson began in 2007; the Liberal Party promised an ombudsperson Read more…

Indigenous communities present to UN Special Rapporteur on the right to water about the threat of Ring of Fire mining

Last night we heard powerful testimony from Indigenous communities who would be affected by the Ring of Fire mining development. Representatives from the Neskantaga and Attawapiskat nations made presentations to Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to water, at a gathering at Carleton University in Ottawa. Neskantaga Read more…

Eleven Zapotec communities in Mexico win injunction against Canadian mining company, say court order should be respected and the mine closed

Photo: The No to Mining Front for a Future of All media conference; April 3, 2024. An injunction/court order granted by a Mexican judge should protect eleven Zapotec communities in the Ocotlán Valley of Oaxaca state from Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver and its subsidiary the Cuzcatlán mining company. A statement from Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula at media conference on IACHR request

PBI-Guatemala has posted on Facebook: “PBI accompanies the Maya Ch’orti’ Indigenous Council of Olopa Chiquimula at their press conference in which they report to the CIDH [Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] that their opposition to the mining project in their region is ignored by the State. ‘We as Ch’orti’ people Read more…

First Nations Land Defence Alliance opposes proposed nuclear waste dump, Ring of Fire mining in Ontario

Photo: Land Defence Alliance march, September 27, 2023. The CBC reports: “By the end of this year, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is expected to decide on its preferred site for the country’s first deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel.” It adds: “The potential locations are: The Wabigoon Read more…

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Mayan Poqomam resistance to sand mining in Chinautla

PBI-Guatemala has posted: “On Wednesday [March 6], #PBI accompanied the Multisectoral of Chinautla. We were present at their encampment where they meet every day to discuss the situation in the territory caused by the presence of sand mining companies. We took the opportunity to meet with various local state entities Read more…

PBI-Guatemala highlights intervention by US Embassy in support of controversial Canadian Cerro Blanco mine

PBI-Guatemala has posted on Facebook: “The US Embassy advocated for the mining company and the Cerro Blanco project, while environmental groups and settlers of Jutiapa have on several occasions expressed concern because the reactivation of the project is a risk to the environment, water and health of the communities villages Read more…