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UPDATE: Corporate Knights list of ‘sustainable’ mining companies ‘beyond pathetic’

Corporate Knights lists among the ‘Top 10 Most Sustainable Canadian Mining Companies’ – Barrick Gold Corp. (#1), Goldcorp Inc. (#4), Eldorado Gold Corp (#6), and New Gold Inc. (#8).

In a Facebook post about this list, MiningWatch Canada says, “This is beyond pathetic. No consideration for human rights, labour, or actual environmental impact. Rape, murder, police teargassing and beating people at the mine site – apparently none of this is relevant. Never mind depletion/contamination of water, deforestation, or the long term legacy of toxic mine wastes.” The Council of Canadians agrees and calls on Corporate Knights – which describes itself as “a specialized media and investment research company” – to tell the fuller story of what these companies are doing to communities.

For more on the injustices that these companies ‘sustain’ – Barrick Gold and the Pascua Lama mine in Chile and Argentina, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=16601; Goldcorp and the Marlin mine in Guatemala, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=10419; Eldorado Gold Corp and the Skouries and Olympias mines in Greece, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=17145; and New Gold Inc. and the Cerro de San Pedro mine in Mexico, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=16749.