Report: Advances in Escobal Mine Consultation Overshadowed by Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

December 21, 2020 • Ellen Moore
More than two years after the court ordered a consultation with the Xinka Indigenous people over the future of the Escobal silver mine, the process has yet to move beyond the first stage. Political and constitutional crises, as well as… More »

Pebble Mine Denied!

December 2, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
A crucial victory, but lasting protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay are still needed Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the permit for the proposed Pebble Mine, saying that the massive gold and copper mine does not comply… More »

Mining Reform: Learning From the Past to Better the Future

December 1, 2020 • Raquel Dominguez
In 1872, the same year Susan B Anthony was arrested for voting, the US Congress passed the General Mining Act. This law governing public lands hardrock mining (i.e. gold, silver, copper) has not been meaningfully updated since. Its purpose, to… More »