Topic: Amulsar

YEREVAN (Reuters) — Anglo-American mining firm Lydian International on February 20 called on the Armenian government to help in solving a dispute with environmental protesters and to end their blockade of a gold mine. The Amulsar gold[...]

YEREVAN (Reuters) — Armenia’s prime minister called on Saturday, January 25, for environmental protesters to end their 18-month-old blockade of a foreign-owned gold mine, saying the protest was not in the national interest. The[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday, September 16, accused environmental activists campaigning against the Amulsar gold mining project of misleading the public and said they must stop “demonizing” Armenia’s[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) —  Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on September 9 asked the residents of Jermuk to open the roads leading to the Amulsar gold mine. He said that even if the roads are opened now constructions works will not[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A British-American mining company has accused a Lebanese-based consultancy of misleading the Armenian government about the environmental risks of its project to develop the Amulsar gold deposit in southeastern Armenia.[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A major gold mining project launched in Armenia by a Western company poses only “manageable” environmental risks, a senior law-enforcement official who has investigated it insisted on Monday. The official, Yura[...]

In most countries, an environmental dispute would have local dimensions, but not in Armenia. Because of the country’s size, the dispute regarding the continuation of the mining operation has been amplified to become a part of the[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Citing the findings of an independent environmental audit commissioned by his government, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on Monday, August 19, his intention to allow an Anglo-American company to restart a[...]