WTF, Vedanta Resources

Despite the bad publicity (and sternly worded blog posts from me, here and here), the UK-owned corporation Vedanta Resources and the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests show no signs of backing down from this polluting project.  I also haven’t heard whether James Cameron has taken up the tribe’s plea for assistance.  I guess he’s pretty busy at the Oscar’s tonight, but wouldn’t it be great if he said something about this at the awards ceremony?

All in all, this really sucks for the people there because the air and water in Lanjigarh, Orissa are really nasty.  Heck even the Orissa State Pollution Control Board says so.  It’s a pretty grim situation that we’ve documented extensively in this report.

That leaves you– you can take action here.   In case you need to be guilt-tripped into taking the action, see this video below.  In other words, PLEASE take action.

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14 thoughts on “WTF, Vedanta Resources

  1. Humanity suffered a huge blow when they found ownership of what is on or under the land take precedence over the rights of the people who actually live there, even over those of the legal owners of the land itself. Mining has historically been an aggressively destructive practice, to the land, water, air, and the lives of those working in or living around the sites. It has also, unfortunately, been extremely profitable to the mining rights owners, who see no need whatsoever to curtail their efforts. They can afford to buy off officials.

  2. Humanity suffered a huge blow when they found ownership of what is on or under the land take precedence over the rights of the people who actually live there, even over those of the legal owners of the land itself. Mining has historically been an aggressively destructive practice, to the land, water, air, and the lives of those working in or living around the sites. It has also, unfortunately, been extremely profitable to the mining rights owners, who see no need whatsoever to curtail their efforts. They can afford to buy off officials.

  3. Please stop this appauling disrespect for the Na'vi natives and their land. This pollution will ultimately effect all of us, not just the natives. Please wake these people up to realize this. Please STOP the mining, before its too late.

    Sincerely,
    ac

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  5. Please stop this appauling disrespect for the Na’vi natives and their land. This pollution will ultimately effect all of us, not just the natives. Please wake these people up to realize this. Please STOP the mining, before its too late.

    Sincerely,
    ac

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  11. i have worked with vedanta , nobody cares there.
    vivek singhvi
    SAP Certified Consultant.

  12. i have worked with vedanta , nobody cares there.
    vivek singhvi
    SAP Certified Consultant.

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