Golden profits v environmental concerns
THE draft law recently adopted by the Romanian government that allows a Canadian company to dig for gold at Rosia Montana, a Carpathian town, made many Romanians very angry this week.  (For a slide show on Rosia Montana, click here.) Thousands of people took the streets of Bucharest and other cities across the country to protest against the plans of a Canadian company, Gabriel Resources, to extract more than 300 tonnes of gold and 1500 tonnes of silver. The project is expected to bring a profit of $7.5 billion according to its investors. Read more...

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