As people consume more energy and technology products, the demand for fossil fuels, metals and minerals continues to rise. This increase has fueled a corresponding rise in conflicts, poverty, corruption, pollution and environmental degradation in the communities and countries in which extractive resources are mined. This webinar looks specifically at problems associated with smelting in Peru and mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, and analyzes the extractive industries more broadly in Latin America as well as globally. Panelists: Rev. Jed Koball (PCUSA Mission co-worker), Robin Blakeman (PCUSA Teaching Elder working with Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition) and Carlos Lozano-Acosta (AIDA – Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense).Watch the Recording!
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