Disasters

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  • 17 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s parliament last week failed to pass a new mining law. The law would have paved the way for Gabriel Resources’ planned Rosia Montana gold mining project in the Transylvania region. Citizens and civil society groups alike have
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has halted plans to explore for shale gas in the village of Pungesti in Romania’s Vaslui County, but still plans to drill an exploratory borehole in the village of Gagesti, despite the objections of local
  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania A Romanian special parliamentary committee last week rejected a bill that would have allowed the for the Rosia Montana mine project to move forward. The bill would have allowed Canada’s Gabriel Resources to use cyanide to extract 300
  • 5 Nov 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Despite ongoing protests from environmentalists and local residents concerned about possible water and environmental contamination, more Romanian politicians came out in support of shale gas exploration and gold mining projects last
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Oil giant Chevron has received a permit for its first shale gas exploration borehole, to be drilled in Pungesti, a village in Romania’s Vaslui County. The documents necessary for the permit were filed last winter. Several times this
  • 27 Sep 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Environment Minister Rovana Plumb said this week that the future of the controversial Rosia Montana gold mine project in the country’s Transylvania region will be determined by European law, because the river whose water
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania In the wake of large-scale demonstrations throughout the country, the Romanian parliament appears set to reject the proposed Rosia Montana gold mine project in western Transylvania. Protesters asked that the project be halted due to
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report CARACAS EconoMonitor Due to years of underinvestment in the water processing system, and a rich abundance of crude oil, water in Venezuela is now twice as expensive as gasoline. Residents in Caracas have become wary of tap water after it was discovered that
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The quality of tap water provided to thousands of Venezuelans is under pressure from the nation’s creaking infrastructure and the practice of dumping sacrificed animals into water supplies. In the capital, Caracas, the price of bottled