A European Citizen Initiative to give the Earth Rights
Rosia Montana, Rumania: foreign companies are planning to mine gold, silver and other resources by means of Open Pit Mining. Within the next 10 years 130,000 tons cyanide are planned to be used to extract the precious metals, leaving large amounts of highly toxic soil and water behind. Fracking pollutes ground water, soil and air and threatens human health for the sake of profit and fossil fuel extraction which when burned even aggravate climate change. Is this fair? The situation of the seas is severe: Estimates indicate that almost 50 percent of the fish population in European waters is overfished, constituting a severe threat to marine ecosystems and our food security Even 25 years later, the nuclear accident at Chernobyl still affects the life of young and old.