Mining in Latin America
Canadian mining companies have posed one of the largest threats to water justice globally. Our work on mining injustice is aimed at raising public awareness, building solidarity and putting pressure on the Canadian government to end the human rights and environmental abuses of the Canadian mining industry.
The Blue Planet Project has been following various struggles involving Canadian-owned mining corporations threatening the water of communities in Latin America.
The Council of Canadians’ Blue Planet Project has partnered with the Projet d’Accompagnement Guatemala Quebec to launch a new campaign called The Money Thread. We are calling on people living in Canada and Quebec to show their solidarity with mining impacted communities in Guatemala by pushing for the divestment of Canadian funds from the mining projects of Goldcorp and Tahoe Resources. Our new website contains a toolkit, petitions and background information about the campaign.
Canadian mining company Pacific Rim is currently suing El Salvador for protecting its environment by denying the company a permit for a cyanide-leach gold mine that threatens to poison half the country’s water source