On March 4 AIM-listed Greystar will have a second public hearing after which the environment ministry will decide on the license for Greystar’s Angostura project. This second public hearing was ordered after citizens of the city of Bucaramanga complained they were impeded from attending the previous hearing on 21 November 2010. Colombia’s Minister of Mines and Energy recommended that Greystar redesign its proposed Angostura project, saying that the Ministry of Environment “has some well founded concerns”. Colombia’s State Ombudsman, in addition, made┬árecommendations saying that the Minister of Environment should deny Greystar the environmental license it needs to proceed.
Communities are also fighting London-listed AngloGold Ashanti.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10712.