MiningWatch Canada has issued press releases regarding the environmental assessment of the Diavik project, TVI's activities in the Philippines, and the government liability at the Giant and Faro mines, as well as a joint release on the Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea (partly owned by Inmet of Toronto) together with the Mineral Policy Center and Project Underground in the USA and the Mineral Policy Institute of Australia. The Giant/Faro press release led to a major Financial Post article on September 18, 1999 (page D6), headlined Mining's Toxic Orphans Come of Age, and the TVI press release led to another Financial Post article on October 20, 1999 (page C12) headlined TVI Expects Victory in Land Dispute. We also submitted comments on the Diavik comprehensive study as part of the environmental assessment process.
In this issue:
- Innu Nation co-hosts aboriginal workshop with MiningWatch Canada
- Planning for International “Real Costs of Mining” Conference
- Export Development Canada taking some heat
- MiningWatch Responds to Request for Help from Philippines — TVI repressing Subanen people
- Natural Resources Canada pushing “sustainable development indicators” — Indicators of what?