Fracking and freshwater:

Who is responsible for fracking wastewater and how does that affect Michigan’s economy, communities and ecosystems? This is a map of the State of Michigan. The iconic Michigan glove is surrounded by freshwater lakes – the Great Lakes, which form part of the state’s natural and cultural identity. On this map, the red dots represent…

Previous Consultation and Mining in Colombia: A tale of disagreement

The Previous Consultation process in Colombia is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Colombian Constitution to ethnic minorities, but its incomplete regulation and enforcement are generating high levels of conflict for all stakeholders involved in mining projects. The problem origins because different stakeholders hold conflicting perceptions about the nature of mining, its role for development,…