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August 25, 2011

Mining Justice Campaign Update


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Episcopal Bishops explore the complexity of mining issues in Latin America
Bishops from Peru, Bolivia, and the United States participated in a dynamic international seminar that analyzed the political, economic, social, and environmental impacts of mining in order to position these complex challenges within the mission of the Church.   Read more

Heated debates swirl around the impact of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act
Roughly one year after its passage, debates are swirling around the impact of the groundbreaking financial reform law known as the Dodd-Frank Act. While the regulations have yet to be implemented, many are arguing that its provision on conflict minerals (Section 1502)—aimed at making supply chains more accountable—may be having unintended negative consequences on the DR Congo. Here is a snapshot of some differing perspectives on the issue:


"Yes to Life:" Lobbying for a new mining law in Honduras
Exploring the complexity of mining issues in Honduras, Adrienne Wiebe—Policy Analyst/Educator for MCC Latin America and the Caribbean—blogs about the ways in which local civil society organizations are advocating for new mining laws to better protect the environment and well-being of Hondurans.   Read more

Mining Justice at the Table
Highlighting the experience of partners in Guatemala, the Mining Justice Campaign is featured this year in MCC's annual video, A Table of Sharing.   Watch the video

Integrity in the resource extraction industry? 
As a response to May's Ecumenical Mining Conference in Toronto, Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) has published a background paper—"A Question of Integrity: Regulating the Canadian Resource Extraction Industry Abroad"—that analyzes current civil society and government initiatives aimed at regulating the activities of Canadian mining companies abroad.   Read the paper

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