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Professor Heather Williams Writes L.A. Times Op-Ed on Gold Mining in Peru

In the L.A. Times on Sunday, August 7, Professor of Politics Heather Williams writes of the gold rush happening currently in Peru, which is leading to environmental ruin of the Ramis River and protests over pollution and mining rights. She calls on President Ollanta Humala to "break with the practice of dealing with mining conflicts on an ad hoc basis and instead work with the Peruvian legislature to write regulatory and environmental statutes that make citizens part of the enforcement process...to make it possible for Peruvians to stop dangerous mines before they threaten lives and ecosystems."

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http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-williams-mining-peru-20110807,0,2028208.story