Stop the Conga Mine in Peru

  • by: Concerned Citizens of the World
  • recipient: Peru President Ollanta Humala, Peru Minister of Energy and Mines Pedro Sanchez Gamarra and Newmont President and Chief Executive Officer Richard O'Brien
Currently, Latin America's largest gold mine, Yanacocha, is located in Peru and is owned by the Newmont Mining Corporation. Although the Yanacocha mine has already produced over $7 billion dollars in gold, it is not enough for Newmont and the government of Peru.

The next mine, the Conga mine, will cause great damage to both the resources and the people of Peru. This giant mine will destroy four lakes that many Peruvians depend upon for agriculture and irrigation. Furthermore, the pollution created from this mine will negatively affect this large livestock and agricultural region.

The people of Peru have been fighting this mining project as it will greatly impact and possibly destroy their lives.

Tell the President of Peru and the President of Newmont that building this mine will have a catastrophic effect on the environment, the resources and the people. Tell them to stop building this mine before it is too late!

We the undersigned, demand that the Conga mine be stopped immediately. This mine will destroy vital water resources and will cause environmental damage on the region which will have a great negative effect on the Peruvian people and their way of life.

The government of Peru should look for ways to support their communities instead of agreeing to plans that will destroy and damage the people of Peru. Please protect your people and your resources as both are extremely valuable.

Thank you.

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