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Rosia Montana

Whose Sovereignty? Gabriel Resources v. Romania

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Adam Cernea Clark

Two weeks ago, a little-known Canadian gold mining company that has developed or operated exactly zero mines over 17 years announced to its investors that it had initiated international arbitration proceedings against the government of Romania for failing to permit what would be the largest open-pit gold and silver mine in Europe.

Romania in Crisis: Police Violence, Political Immunity, and Environmental Discontents

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Adam Cernea Clark

Last Tuesday, as protesters chanted outside of government offices in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian legislature rejected Law 330/2013, which would h...

Rosia Montana: Of Roman Mines, Eco-Anarchists, and Corporate Power

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adam Cernea Clark

While the press / government machinery appears to be waging a proxy war for the project on the domestic field, RMGC appears to be publically bullying the sovereign state of Romania.

Is Cyanide in Its Autumn Hours? Greener Gold and the International Implications of a Romanian Ban on Cyanide

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Adam Cernea Clark

Now over two weeks into ongoing protests that give no indication of subsiding, the major political actors in Romania struggle to deal with an increasingly larger and more vocal segment of the population. There is also a growing sense that this movement is already bigger than Rosia Montana itself.