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#Oil #Lobby Paid #WashingtonPost and #TheAtlantic to Host #ClimateChange Deniers at #RNC - #environment #medias

#Oil #Lobby Paid #WashingtonPost and #TheAtlantic to Host #ClimateChange Deniers at #RNC - #environment #medias | News in english | Scoop.it

#Oil #Lobby Paid #WashingtonPost and #TheAtlantic to Host #ClimateChange Deniers at #RNC - #environment #medias I

t's a new low for major news organizations to sell their brand to lobbyists and let climate truthers go unchallenged.

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Water Or Gold? Locals Across South America Protest Multinational Mining Projects

Water Or Gold? Locals Across South America Protest Multinational Mining Projects | News in english | Scoop.it
By Chrystelle Barbier and Christine Legrand LE MONDE/Worldcrunch
LIMA/BUENOS AIRES -- In Catamarca, one of Argentina’s poorest provinces, residents are on the war path. For several weeks now, hundreds of protestors have barricaded routes near the town of Belén to oppose efforts by the multinationals Xtrata and Barrick Gold to expand production of a nearby open-pit mine called La Alumbrera.

In the neighboring province of La Rioja, residents are targeting another project, the Famatina mine, owned by the Canadian firm Osisko Mining Corporation.

“Water is more precious than gold,” is the battle cry being raised throughout Latin America by anti-mining groups that include rural peasants, ecologists and scientists. Together they complain of the negative environmental and social impacts caused by open-pit mines, which make heavy use of explosives, cyanide and fresh water. La Alumbrera consumes between 60 and 100 million liters of water per day.

In Peru, thousands of people descended upon Lima in early February for a “national march” to protest the expansion of mining concessions throughout the country. Participants say the mines threaten their local water supplies. The biggest single source of controversy is a $4.8-billion mine project called Conga, which risks emptying several lakes in the northern department of Cajamarca.

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Meet the #Greenpeace Activist Who Confronted #HillaryClinton $(aka The Hypocrite )  over Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry

Meet the #Greenpeace Activist Who Confronted #HillaryClinton $(aka The Hypocrite )  over Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry

Ajoutée le 4 avr. 2016

http://democracynow.org - With the Wisconsin primary just a day away, Democratic presidential challengers Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over the weekend over whether fossil fuel lobbyists are funding Clinton’s campaign. The dispute took center stage after video emerged of Greenpeace activist Eva Resnick-Day questioning Clinton at a campaign rally at the State University of New York in Purchase on Thursday. Resnick-Day has been working on a Greenpeace campaign to get candidates to take a pledge rejecting future donations from oil, gas and coal lobbyists and executives. "These lobbyists are people whose job it is to make connections with Senator Clinton to influence her policy going forward. And giving her money in the campaign, they’re clearly trying to find influence," says Resnick-Day. "I don’t think that that is how democracy should work." We speak with Resnick-Day, the democracy organizer for Greenpeace who confronted Clinton.

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