Lawsuit against copper mine in Ecuador headlines Canadian biggest newspaper Toronto Star

Nov 22, 2009

Since 1997 Rainforest Rescue supports local peasants and environmentalists in Ecuador against a planned copper mine in a pristine rainforest area Northwest of the capital Quito. Among other, with our funds 3,000 hectares of rainforest have been bought just above the copper deposit.

Since 1997 Rainforest Rescue supports local peasants and environmentalists in Ecuador against a planned copper mine in a pristine rainforest area Northwest of the capital Quito. Among other, with our funds 3,000 hectares of rainforest have been bought just above the copper deposit. The local communities defended their rainforest reserve against all attacks by Canadian mining company Copper Mesa.

In March 2009 the Ecuadorian anti-mining activists filed a lawsuit against the mining company and the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada, where Copper Mesa is listed. Todays news of the lawsuit made headlines news in Canada's biggest newspaper, the Toronto Star on Sunday. Read here.

See also related video and legal claims on the website of Toronto Star.

A second article on a Parliamentarian's legislation, soon to be debated, to regulate the Canadian companies behavior overseas can be read here.

A third article how another proposed Canadian-owned open pit mine has two neighboring towns on 'brink of civil war' can be read here.