Climate change and environment justice
British experts in acid mine drainage carried out a study for the Catholic Overseas Development Agency (CAFOD) headquartered in London, and uncovered official documents demonstrating water contamination caused by the Minerales Entremares company of Honduras, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company, Goldcorp. The company must now agree to long-term monitoring of the site to prevent acid mine drainage and erosion problems in the future.
At least 105 people have been killed in flooding and landslides provoked by 10 days of heavy rains in Central America, officials have said.
Heavy rains pounded Central America on Tuesday, where more than 80 people have died in mudslides and flooding over the past week as swollen rivers destroyed bridges and submerged roads.
With "sustainability" like this, who needs human rights violations, health harms and environmental destruction?
Rights Action forwards this HUFFINGTON POST article by Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians