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Hello dear friends.

I would like to spread this information, so if some of you already read it or even signed the petition, I apologize.

Rosia Montana is area in Romania, where Canadian firm, Gabriel Resources, wants to create Europe's largest open-cast gold mine.

The project is set to extract 314 tonnes of gold and 1,500 tonnes of silver over a 16-year period. It will destroy four mountain tops, force the relocation of hundreds of families, and leave behind a lake containing 215 million cubic metres of water contaminated with poisonous cyanide.

But using cyanide in mining caused already disaster in 2000 in northern Romanian city Baia Mare, the largest disaster since Chernobyl. The cyanide usage at the Baia Mare mine was 130 times less than the planned amount at Rosia Montana. The ecological impact on european environment would be beyond imagination. No need to add, the contract itself is more than disadvantageous for Romania.

More information here www.rosiamontana.org/en/ or in journals of MatesLaurentiu A Romanian causeMany of you probable haven't heard about the struggle of Romanian activists against a gold mining operation that defies all civic, environmental and national interests of my country. Romania is not such a hot subject like Syria and much of the Romanian mass media, part of it controlled by politicians, is not making efforts to educate and show this struggle. Rosia Montana is an area of great beauty and history and the old dacian and roman exploitation are visible and incredible well kept to this day. 
The exploitation of that area by Gabriel Resources Ltd is highly debated as being a huge danger for the environment because their project involved huge quantities of cyanide to help with the gold extraction. This project has been in stand by for many years and now the recent government has decided to create a law that will allow such damaging extraction. Even more, they create the same l
Rosia Montana protests continueSo its been already more than a month and people still continue to protest all over the country and in other countries also yet there seems our government has chosen to turn a blind eye to this protests. To make it worst, in this past month, a multitude of facts surfaced to point out illegalities in the contract, corruption, pay offs and international pressure over the matter of the gold in Rosia Montana over the past years. 
In all honesty, I think the gold its only a front. It has been proven by many experts that the true battle is given for rare minerals rather than gold (the quantities of rare minerals as: titan, germanium, arsenic, molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, gallium and wolfram are in greater quantities than gold and silver but their are featured in the contract as being "sterile", which means valueless thus the Romanian State don't get any money from it). 
RMGC (Rosia Montana Gold Corporation) is still trying to sway people to their side and they practic
and GemDeDude Save Rosia Montana! stamp by GemDeDude

 

Please support the protests to protect nature and suppress violation of civil rights by corrupted politicians with their purposive laws secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/D…

Thank you!

Here some photos of Rosia Montana:

Rosia Montana by sageata Rosia by Raineater :thumb77996547: ROsia Montana by ankhmyth rosia montana by vendoritza rosia montana by thor4ever :thumb276900086: rosia montana by alupescu

...and here is how it hopefully will not end Geamana 01 by adypetrisor Geamana 04 by adypetrisor

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PoodleKat56 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
 Good luck & may God watch over you & your countrymen! Sometimes politicians can't see anything passed their bank accounts!
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
That's very true :nod: :nod: :nod:
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PoodleKat56 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
 They should have to live in a place they're saying can be destroyed. They 'd vote differently then. Why are they giving away so many mineral rights if this is supposed to help put money in the treasury?
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013

I think exactly the same :nod: I wish Romania to become a rich country.. the land itself is so beautiful and nature still clean, low tourism and not yet discovered secrets due to very long history.. so with well invested money, the land will become a diamond of Europe. Yet here the price is too high, cyanide mining too risky and the damage could be beyond imagination.

Well, I do hope they will find another solution, best for both sides, but not robbing Romania of their treasures :)

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PoodleKat56 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
 Yes, the price is too high! They need to realize that there has to be a better way than poisoning the land beyond reclamation.  No, I disagree! 
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for doing this Evi. Me and my country owes you for your gesture and support. :)
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I wish I knew how to help better. I'm afraid most politicians are same everywhere - they would sell their own mother, if it would bring them enough profit :iconblasphemyplz:
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yet they get there somehow. People still vote them knowing the villainous acts they did in the past. Its mind boggling.
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Hmm, tell me about it. We will have elections this Friday and I really don't know, which less evil I should vote :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
At times I think we shouldn't vote at all, mess up a bit their little mobster system. But there are too many who will still go voting thus the system will keep rolling.
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