Romania -Protest against gold mining successful -September 10, 2013

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Bucharest in one of the biggest protests against the Rosia Montana mining project since demonstrations against the use of cyanide and its impact on the environment began. Protests across the country began after the Government backed a draft bill that will allow Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC) to begin extracting gold in central Romania. By classifying the project as a ‘special national interest’, the law aims to smooth what would otherwise be a complicated legal path for the company, which is majority owned by Canadian firm Gabriel Resources. After a week of protests, a majority against the law appeared to be emerging in Parliament and members of the Government withdrew their support for the law, advising MPs to vote against it.

English: http://www.romania-insider.com/thousands-take-to-the-streets-in-bucharest ...  

http://www.romania-insider.com/romanian-pm-says-rosia-montana-gold-mine-is-case ...  

 

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