Pearl Award for Environmental Health, Justice and Sustainability

May 29, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
I first met with Ann Cornell and the Cornell Douglas Foundation when I was still a relatively new Executive Director. I was excited to share Earthworks’ plans and hopeful to enlist new support for our mining reform efforts. I was… More »

Earthworks Worker Solidarity Demands for the Oil, Gas, and Mining Sectors

May 22, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Executive Director Jennifer Krill and Policy Associate Raquel Dominguez. As we grapple with the impacts of COVID-19 on our health, our communities, and our economy, at Earthworks we extend our hand in solidarity to everyone… More »

Community Organizations in Haiti Say “NO” to Newmont

May 18, 2020 • Ellie Happel
Guest Blogger: Ellie Happel is the Director of the Haiti Project at the Global Justice Clinic, NYU School of Law, where she is an adjunct professor. The declaration was written by a number of activists and advocates in the Northwest… More »

Tailings Spill Exposed at Mexican Mine

May 14, 2020 • Jan Morrill
Failed cover-up reveals shortcomings of industry self-regulation The Mexican government has ordered mining company Exportaciones de Minerales de Topia (EMISTA) to close a zinc and lead mine in the municipality of Canelas, Durango after the company spilled close to 6,000… More »

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Pebble Mine: Agency Experts Continue to Find Flaws and Unacceptable Impacts

May 13, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
The latest comments from state and federal agency experts confirm what we’ve known all along: the proposed Pebble Mine is a disastrous project that should not be permitted. In February, the Army Corps of Engineers released an update of its… More »

The Permian Climate Bomb

May 13, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Oil and gas production in the Permian Basin remains a major global warming threat even as the number of rigs and wells, and volume of production, dip. Read this blog on Earth Island Journal The shale bubble is bursting. The… More »

Why Did a Norwegian Firm Ditch a Chinese Company Over What It’s Doing in Papua New Guinea?

May 12, 2020 • Ellen Moore
How’s this for a testament to the complex nature of globalization: Storebrand, Norway’s largest private asset manager, recently divested from Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), because the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine the company operates in Papua New Guinea dumps millions of… More »

COVID-19 Relief in the Permian Gulf Coast Region: The Power of Mutual Aid

May 8, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
For the past six months, Earthworks and dozens of grassroots groups, frontline communities, and ally organizations have been building a coalition to address impacts of the oil, gas, and petrochemical buildout from the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeast… More »