Mining and Petroleum

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Few places in the world are so vulnerable to environmental degradation from mining than Colombia. The country ranks...

The organizations and persons behind the Statement express our concerns to the Colombian government about the implications of the collapse of the Mining Code in effect since May 11, 2012 (Law 1382, 2010) and the consequent return to the previous Mining Code (Law 685 2001), particularly as concerns...Read more
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented a balance of the controversial case of industrial pollution.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 Media contacts: Astrid Puentes Riaño, AIDA Co-Director, , +52-55 5212-0141 Paulo Bacca, AIDA Legal Advisor, , +57-1 232-4246 The declaration of Santurbán as a Regional Natural Park is a start toward complying...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Astrid Puentes Riaño, Co-Director, AIDA, (+52) 155-2301-6639, Kristen Genovese, CIEL, (+31) 0652-773-272, Jen Moore, MiningWatch, (+1) 613-569-3439, Miguel Ramos, Comité por la Defensa del Agua, (+...Read more
A statement from the international organizations Earthjustice, the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), and Public Citizen.Read more

Mining resources

To help organizations and individuals inform themselves about mines and mining, AIDA has created a mining resources page. We have brought together and will continue to synthesize a list of useful references and resources for groups and individuals looking to educate themselves about the mining industry, mines, and their environmental, economic, and social impacts.


Colombia has signaled it will halt construction of one of the world’s largest open-pit gold and other metals mine.Read more
PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA CONTACTO: Natalia Jiménez, Teléfono: (+57) 310-5734176 El Estado colombiano debe rechazar proyecto de gran minería de oro "Angostura" en zona de páramo Desconocería obligaciones constitucionales internacionales Marzo 4 de 2011, Bucaramanga,...Read more

For the first time in Costa Rica, a high court cancelled a large-scale mining concession because it violated national laws and posed environmental risks.

In November 2010, the Highest Administrative Tribunal of Costa Rica cancelled the concession granted to Infinito...