WEEK OF ACTION: STAND UP TO DOMINION'S RIP-OFF
A New Mining Threat in the Amazon
Dilma's Agenda for Vale
Why is greater government control of Vale a problem? Environmentally and socially, the sheer size of the mining operations planned for the Amazon should scare anyone, whether a company like Vale is private or state-owned. Mining is one of the dirtiest industrial activities on the planet, due to both its immediate environmental impacts and its CO2 emissions. Also, mining enclaves often lead to poverty and social conflict, rather than improved livelihoods and development benefits.