Groups urge World Bank to strengthen guidelines for controversial mining projects
Major weaknesses found in IFC’s environmental, health standards
Washington DC – A coalition of anti-poverty and environmental organizations today called on the private sector arm of the World Bank to re-write and improve its new environmental and safety guidelines for large-scale mining projects. The coalition, comprised of WWF, Oxfam, EARTHWORKS, the Bank Information Center and the Center for Science in Public Participation (CSP2) released a 20-page analysis that found serious shortcomings in the draft guidelines.
For more information, please contact:
David Chambers, CSP2, +1 (406) 585-9854
Payal Sampat, EARTHWORKS +1 (202) 247-1180
Keith Slack, Oxfam America, +1 (202) 496-1308
Kerry Zobor, WWF, +1 (202)778-9509