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  • 2 Aug 2016- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The dispute between Canadian miner Gabriel Resources and the Romanian government over Gabriel's controversial Rosia Montana gold and silver mine will be heard at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST EU Observer The Soviet Union mined uranium across its empire for decades, leaving a legacy of environmental damage, social breakdown and widespread health issues. Ecosystems Environment Pollution Regulation Transnational Issues Water Quality
  • 31 Jul 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania has operated within the law in its handling of Gabriel Resources’ controversial Rosia Montana mining project, and is prepared to defend itself in court, Romanian Environment, Waters and Forests Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Canadian miner Gabriel Resources Ltd. announced this week that it is seeking damages from Romania for blocking the planned Rosia Montana open-pit gold and silver mine in the country’s Transylvania region. "Gabriel Resources Ltd
  • 19 Mar 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian legislators last week rejected a bill that would ban exploration and exploitation of shale gas using by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The bill, which was strongly supported by the civil society groups, was proposed by
  • 25 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Romania Insider The Arges Environmental Guard fined oil & gas company OMV Petrom with EUR 22,400 ($25,000 USD). Another local institution sanctioned the same operator with almost EUR 8,000 ($9,000 USD), after the company had polluted the
  • 24 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST B92 The U.S. oil and gas company Chevron will this year cancel a project of exploration and production of shale gas in Romania. This was confirmed by a Chevropn representative who spoke for the Mediafax agency in Bucharest, noting that the decision
  • 28 Jan 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s new president, Klaus Iohannis, weighed in last week on the controversial issues of shale gas exploration and extraction and the Rosia Montana mining project. “Regarding the shale gas exploration, I have the feeling that
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Member of European Parliament Renate Weber is asking European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fishing Karmenu Vella and other parliament members to issue a total ban on the use of cyanide in mining. “I
  • 13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last week that the country was postponing shale gas exploration activities, and claimed that there may not in fact be any shale reserves in Romania after all. He told the Antena 3 news station
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Shale gas exploration and exploitation have become an issue in the run-up to Romania’s November 16th presidential elections. William Branza, a candidate from the Romanian Ecologist Party, has asked Acting President Traian Basescu to
  • 5 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron announced last week that it would continue drilling new wells to explore for shale gas in Romania’s Vaslui County. “We have obtained all necessary permits to start exploration activities in Puiesti commune, and we
  • 1 Aug 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Alba County Agency for Environmental Protection last week granted an environmental permit to Romanian state-owned mining company Curpu Min SA Abrud to exploit copper deposits at the Rosia Poieni site. Rosia Poieni has an estimated
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Environmental Police are working to halt groundwater and soil contamination from an old mining site in Balan, in Harghita County, on the Olt River. The mine in Balan was operational for nearly 400 years, until 2006. Clean-up
  • 28 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Heavy floods over the past week have killed four people and displaced hundreds more in nine counties in Romania-- Mehedinti, Dolj, Gorj, Hunedoara, Olt, Valcea, Teleorman, Arges and Dambovita. The flooding, caused by heavy rains, put

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