In all honesty, I think the gold its only a front. It has been proven by many experts that the true battle is given for rare minerals rather than gold (the quantities of rare minerals as: titan, germanium, arsenic, molybdenum, vanadium, nickel, cobalt, gallium and wolfram are in greater quantities than gold and silver but their are featured in the contract as being "sterile", which means valueless thus the Romanian State don't get any money from it).
RMGC (Rosia Montana Gold Corporation) is still trying to sway people to their side and they practically bought the Romanian mass media with a few exceptions. As for the government, who has long been bought or forced into this project, it tries now to minimize the effects of cyanide or simply accuse the protesters of hidden agendas.
RMGC keeps flaunting the money they are investing in "protecting" ca cultural heritage in the area and the fact that they are offering about 2000 work places. What they don't say is that only the ecological impact on the region will leave unemployed about 2500 people in the nearby regions - and thats only the direct impact. Other hundreds of hostels that live off the tourism in the area will go broke (because lets be honest, who will go stay close to a cyanide lake), farms that now provide meat and milk will also go broke (because who will buy their products anymore).
To make it clear, all the protesters have two clear points in their protests: no cyanide in mining exploitations and the fact that we need to exploit our resources ourself. And I think both of them are valid and common sense points.
People are decided to keep protesting although the government seems to have taken a position where they just wait for the protests to die down. Thus any help exposing and sharing information on this matter is more than welcome. This is not a project that will affect only Romania, its bound to affect all the Europe eventually because this is going to leave behind the biggest cyanide lake in Europe.