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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 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
  • 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
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has resumed shale gas exploration activities in the Romanian village of Pungesti in the wake of clashes between gendarmes and protesters made up of local residents and environmentalists who fear that hydraulic
  • 6 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US-based oil giant Chevron has decided to resume shale gas exploration in the village of Pungesti, in Romania’s Vaslui County. When the company brought equipment to the perimeter of its exploratory borehole last week, the move spurred
  • 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
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The local council of Pungesti village in Romania’s Vaslui County has banned shale gas extraction in the wake of protests by villagers concerned that hydraulic fracturing could potentially contaminate their drinking water sources. The

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