Extractives

Environment

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Database on “dirty” Bank projects

A new database catalogues World Bank projects since 1992 which have involved fossil fuels.

1 January 2002

Environment

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Bank under fire on oil, gas and mining

Ecuadorean NGO DECOIN has expressed outrage at the findings of a report on a World Bank funded mining project in Ecuador.

10 September 2001

Environment

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Georgia National Park concern

NGOs have written to the World Bank complaining about the contradictions between its support for oil pipelines, harbours, refineries and oil terminals which may threaten a national park protected under a previous Bank loan.

10 September 2001

Environment

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Coal India problems inspected

The World Bank’s Inspection Panel has visited India in response to a claim filed against the Bank’s Coal India loans.

10 September 2001

Environment

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Chad Cameroon arrest

Yorongar Ngarlejy arrested, supporters urge halt to Bank-backed oil project.

18 June 2001

Environment

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Concern on African pipeline watchdog

In early March the World Bank Group announced a special International Advisory Group (IAG) to oversee the controversial Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project.

5 April 2001

Environment

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Peruvian mine blockade, complaint filed

In early March an estimated 5000 people from towns near the Yanacocha mine blockaded one of the main roads leading to the mine.

5 April 2001

Infrastructure

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Conference demands Bank fossil fuels ban

A conference in February demanded that agencies such as the World Bank should stop funding fossil-fuel mining and power projects, and instead pay to repair the social and environmental damage already caused by these industries.

5 April 2001

Environment

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Chadian president spends pipeline windfall on arms

In June the World Bank agreed to back the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline, despite serious reservations from civil society groups in Chad and around the world.

12 December 2000

Environment

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Bank proposes World Commission on Mining

Bank president James Wolfensohn surprised NGOs at the annual meetings by suggesting that he would consider establishing a new world commission to look into concerns about the oil, gas and mining industries.

26 October 2000