Government must help people, not polluters

March 26, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Industry and their cronies in Washington DC must not use our national crisis as an excuse for a corporate bailout The COVID crisis demands a federal response unprecedented since World War II. That response must be focused on helping people,… More »

Ohio marks anniversary of record-setting climate disaster

March 25, 2020 • Leann Leiter
As the public health emergency posed by the coronavirus spread across the country, Ohio quietly marked the anniversary of a different kind of crisis that also underscored the need for swift action.  March 7, 2018 was the day that operators… More »

Earthworks’ Response to COVID-19 & Continued Dedication to our Work

March 18, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Earthworks’ work on mineral and energy development issues has always been rooted in protecting communities from harm. It is with our mission as our guide that we acknowledge the anxiety of these uncertain times and understand with sympathy the immediate… More »

SPOT Draft Environmental Impact Statement Hearing

March 11, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Earthworks joined local residents and allies in Lake Jackson, Texas to participate in a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT). Proposed by oil giants Enterprise and… More »

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Donde esperar no es una opción

March 9, 2020 • Jan Morrill
En Sonora, México, una comunidad lucha para evitar volverse en el próximo desastre de la minería. (Read in English) “Si hay un derrame, desaparecemos.”  Escuché diferentes versiones de este aviso varias veces durante mi visita reciente al pueblo de Bacanuchi. … More »

Where Waiting is Not an Option

March 9, 2020 • Jan Morrill
In Sonora, Mexico, a community fights to protect itself from becoming the next major mining disaster. (Leer en español) “If there’s a spill we will disappear.”  I heard different versions of this warning repeated a number of times as I… More »

Following the Footsteps of the Mining Monster

March 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
New map reveals conflicts and harms at eight mine sites across Latin America, all owned by Pan American Silver. The metaphor of “a big monster that treads heavily” has been used to describe war in a song famously sung by… More »