Georgians demand action to save their homes from oil pipeline. Official complaint to IFC reveals shocking BTC negligence
March 16, 2004
Residents of Rustavi, Georgia’s third city, have today submitted an official complaint to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) concerning the potentially disastrous construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline only 250 metres from a settlement of high-rise buildings.  The residents are taking this step following a prolonged period of uncertainty for them and their homes, a lack of information and response from officials in Georgia and violent intimidation from the regional police force.
February 17, 2004
Over 100 Jewish and Christian leaders sent a letter to World Bank President James Wolfensohn today urging him to support full implementation of recommendations in the recently released report Striking a Better Balance: The Extractive Industries Review.
January 15, 2004
The democratic values of Mikhail Saakashvili’s Georgia will come under scrutiny next week when Georgian environment group Green Alternative brings legal proceedings against the Georgian government and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC Co).