Tell the World Bank Tribunal: Stand with El Salvador
El Salvador and its people don't want a gold mine built in the northern region of Cabañas – it would destroy the Titihuapa and Lempa Rivers, which are major water sources for the entire country.
Here’s what they had to say to OceanaGold, the mining company currently suing El Salvador for more than $300 million in an effort to force the government to allow them to build their mine:
El Salvador and its people have the right to decide whether or not they want this gold mine in their country – and their decision needs to be respected.
A World Bank Tribunal is making the final decision on this case soon. Tell them: Side with the people of El Salvador.
World Bank Tribunal:
I'm writing to you out of concern for the communities of Cabañas and the people of El Salvador. I urge you to respect human rights and communities' right to free, prior, and informed consent - please side with the government of El Salvador over OceanaGold and its proposed gold mine. The people of El Salvador have spoken: they don't want OceanaGold’s gold mine in their country because it poses huge risks to lives, livelihoods, local water sources, and the environment. Stand with El Salvador and respect the rights of its people to decide.