Water, Mining and Dams
Around the world people have engaged in grassroots struggles against powerful mining and energy corporations that seek to profit from natural resources. Whether through intensive mining operations that use vast amounts of water, or massive dam projects that alter the natural landscape and water flows, communities are fighting back and saying “no” to the profit-driven projects that threaten their homes, livelihoods and health.
The Blue Planet Project helps to raise awareness about these local fights, and campaigns against corporate abuse of local water resources and the threats posed to people, their communities and the environment.
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.