13 September 2012
Mongolia’s Changing LandscapeWhile gold and copper mining have made Mongolia the world’s fastest-growing economy, they have also created some health and environmental problems in boom towns throughout the Gobi Desert. In this video, The New York Times reports on nomadic herding communities in Mongolia that have been affected by Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi mine project.
5 July 2012
Earthquake Relief Where Haiti Wasn’t BrokenThe showcase project for Haiti’s earthquake reconstruction is being built far outside the disaster zone, in a location that could jeopardize the country’s key conservation effort.
6 April 2010
Indigenous Communities in Peru Complain to World Bank about Maple Oil ProjectAccountability Counsel worked to support the Shipibo Indigenous communities of Canaán de Cachiyacu and Nuevo Sucre in the Peruvian Amazon in their struggle to hold Maple Energy and its investors accountable for the harmful impacts of Maple’s oil operations on their land. The communities suffered seven oil spills between 2009 – 2012, leading to severe human rights and environmental abuses, including use of forced labor in one of the villages to clean up an oil spill.