People of Rosia Montana, Canadian Government

Rosia Montana, a community in Romania, needs the support of Canadians. Gabriel Resources of Toronto plans to develop Europe's largest open-cast mine in the Rosia Montana area of Romania. This gold mining project is illegal and immoral and has met with strong resistance because it will force people to leave their homes without their consent, irreversibly destroy a beautiful 1600 hectare area, and threaten the environment with a vast cyanide lake. Yet, Canadian money is keeping the project alive.

The petition below expresses solidarity with the Save Rosia Montana Campaign. The signatures will be presented to the people of Rosia Montana on Oct. 11, 2003 during a ceremony in the village when supporters complete a solidarity march of 130 km. The petition will also be forwarded to the Canadian government, to say that Canadians do not want to be associated with this type of development abroad and to demand that the government withdraw support of this project.

To the people of Rosia Montana: We, the undersigned, support you in your struggle to save Rosia Montana from the planned development by Gabriel Resources. We oppose the project and deplore Canada's involvement. Our signatures express our solidarity with your campaign.

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The Save Rosia Montana petition to People of Rosia Montana, Canadian Government was written by Jo Wood and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.