Stop the river diversion at Cerrejon

Tell mine owners Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore to halt the diversion of the Arroyo Bruno river.

The Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia has already forcibly relocated thousands of people from local communities. Now the mine wants to divert one of the area’s few rivers to access more coal – but it is one of the main sources of water for people in the area.

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Local communities have joined forces with workers in the mine to stop the river diversion and protect the livelihood of people living in the area. Community opposition recently stopped the company from diverting the arid region’s major river to get at 500 million tonnes of extra coal.

Cerrejón is owned by three massive mining multinationals listed on the London Stock Exchange: Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore. Please tell them to respect community rights in Colombia and halt the diversion of the Arroyo Bruno river.

TAKE ACTION: Tell mine owners Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore to halt the diversion of the Arroyo Bruno river.

This is a joint action by a coalition of organisations working in solidarity with communities around Cerrejón.