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ACTIVISM: Conflict With Local Communities Hits Mining and Oil Companies Where It Hurts


Environment  (tags: activism, indigenous rights, corporate greed, mining interests, energy companies, costs of activism, local pwoer vs. corporate power, protection, ecosystems, environment, conservation, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, politics )

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- 1854 days ago - ipsnews.net
Conflicts with local communities over mining, oil and gas development are costing companies billions of dollars a year. One corporation alone reported a six billion dollar cost over a two-year period according to the first-ever peer-reviewed study on the



   

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Sue H (7)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 8:17 am
Excellent!
 

Rhonda B (99)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 9:57 am
Great news! Thank you Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 10:40 am
Sometimes with heavy cost...
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 3:10 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. So glad to see the pushback! The destruction created by these mines is enormous. Here in So.AZ were have been fighting against the Rosemont mine for several months. We don't want the excess traffic, destruction to wildlife and surrounding environment, and pollution of our water system and air either. It is no way near worth a few low-paying jobs.
 

Sheila S (51)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 6:14 pm
“Indigenous people have something to say about harmonious development with nature. We don’t want development that destroys our beloved Amazon,” Pizango told Tierrámerica from Lima."
This is right and good. Beware of energy companies offering deep discounts - they are most likely sourcing from coal! I'd rather pay more for my heat and support people like those described in the article!
 

Monica D (580)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 8:49 pm
Use less oil - go car-free if you can ... and promote cycle lanes.
 

YOLANDA H (4)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 8:54 pm
good article
 

Dan N (180)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 9:14 pm
Article noted.
"We live in a world dominated by greed. We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth." Desmond Tutu
 

Fran F (116)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 11:03 pm
GOOD! Oil companies must learn that they don't own the world!
 

Frances Darcy (92)
Monday May 19, 2014, 12:16 am
Yes... but they have the money to keep up the battle and they just pass the costs on to the customer...
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 19, 2014, 1:13 am
I for one won't lose any sleep or tears if some of these companies go bust.
 

. (0)
Monday May 19, 2014, 5:20 am
arigato
 

Sandra Penna (135)
Monday May 19, 2014, 5:43 am
good article, thanks.
 

Victoria Oakey (124)
Monday May 19, 2014, 7:59 am
Noted, people power! Ty.
 

Terry H (15)
Monday May 19, 2014, 9:25 am
Thanks for sharing
 
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