Keep up to date with news and developments about the proposed Roşia Montană mine. The links below lead to interviews with and articles from guest contributors and perspectives on commentary from around the web, including:
- Catalin Hosu on a CNN report about Finnish mining, its positive effect on the local communities and how the Roşia Montană Project could have the same positive impact
- Titus Capilnean on the impact of mining on the supply chain, local suppliers and its contribution to economic development
- Joe Zammit-Lucia on a very significant and welcome shift in mindset around how and why we want to conserve our heritage
- Catalin Hosu on an Eastern and Central European mining potential article in the Mining Journal
- Catalin Hosu on a set of examples from EU member states regarding mineral resource policies and industrial developments
- Catalin Hosu on responsible mining examples from all over the world, featuring Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and the US
- Mike Armitage (Chairman of SRK Consulting) on the Rosia Montana data and sees no evidence of any additional minerals or elements that can be recovered commercially from its ore bodies.
- N. Ishwaran and J. Zammit-Lucia, in a series of four articles (I, II, III, IV), on a constructive approach regarding mining and heritage at Rosia Montana
By David Jennings, CEO of York Archaeological Trust
The future of Roşia Montană is dependent upon a concerted programme aimed at the preservation, restoration and provision of safe access to appropriate archaeological sites and the restoration and revitalization of the historic and protected village.
Dr. Joseph Zammit-Lucia writes that protesters demonstrating against the gold mine use incomplete, partial arguments and “quote the facts selectively to serve their narrow ends.”
Sir Martin Sorrell thinks Romania could become one of Europe’s economic powerhouses. The Roşia Montană gold mine can help it get there.
Raluca Besliu’s recent article is typical of the misinformation and misinterpretations being put forward by activists opposing the Roşia Montană gold mine. The project will benefit, not harm, the region.
Given the Roşia Montană gold mine’s established environmental safeguards, the project will “maintain and even enhance the region’s biodiversity,” according to a recent article by the President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development.
Gold is much more than a luxury item – its use is critically important in fields like medicine and nanotechnology.
An interview with Dr. Christian Kunze, Associate Director at AMEC
‘People who are worried about pollution from the mine ought to take half-an-hour to look at the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. They will find that the plan goes far beyond best international practice.’
An independent US think tank has published a report which states that Romania could become an economic powerhouse – if it allows progressive economic projects like the Roşia Montană gold mine to go forward.
Can vehement activism derail a project that a recent poll says is supported by 68% of the Romanian population?
By Sean O’Sullivan, Government Relations Officer for the Rosia Montana Gold Project
The objectors, be they MEPs or environmentalists are blaming the wrong people. Mining provides much needed investment to trigger sustainable regional development, wealth creation and environmental regeneration.