Some good news from Romania

Back in September, I reported on a solidarity protest in Trafalgar Square by the Save Rosia Montana movement, who were campaigning against huge open-cast mining projects in Western Transylvania.

Today, the Romanian government finally threw out the legal amendments that would have given the go-ahead to the project.

The company trying to push through the cyanide-mining gold extraction process is the Canadian conglomerate, Gabriel Resources, and in another setback for them, their Romanian subsidiary is also coming under investigation for tax evasion and fraud.

Today’s announcement was a huge victory for campaigners and a major setback to the mining corporation, setting back their plans for many months and costing them hundreds of millions of pounds.