New threats against Peruvian land defender Máxima Acuña de Chaupe

July 10, 2018 • Ellen Moore
We have been informed by the Chaupe family that on the morning of July 9th, unknown people illegally entered the Chaupe family’s property in Tragadero Grande, Cajamarca, Peru. The individuals took notes and left, refusing to identify themselves to the… More »

For 2 global miners, ‘profitable production’ has meant devastation

June 27, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Partners in Pollution Since 2000, the Batu Hijau copper-gold mine on Sumbawa Island in Indonesia has dumped 720 million tonnes of toxic tailings into the Senunu Bay in the Indian Ocean. Until 2016, the mine was majority owned and operated… More »

Organizations call out U.S. support for embattled Tahoe Resources

June 13, 2018 • Ellen Moore
On July 5th, 2017 the Guatemalan Supreme Court ordered the provisional suspension of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine over failure to consult with indigenous Xinka people. Later that same month, Tahoe began a lobbying campaign to pressure Guatemalan authorities, including… More »
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Dear Newmont Shareholders: It’s Time to End the Conga Mine Travesty

April 30, 2018 • Ellen Moore
As Newmont shareholders gathered near Denver for the company’s annual meeting yesterday, so did protesters concerned about the company’s ties to human rights abuses in Peru. For nearly a decade, Newmont has faced widespread community opposition to its Conga project… More »

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Peruvian farmer’s fight to protect land from Newmont Mining comes to US

March 15, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Stop the abuse. That is what Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family have asked of US District Court judge in a lawsuit recently filed against Newmont Mining. For more than six years, Máxima and her family have stood up… More »

A Norwegian, a Papua New Guinean and an American walk into a Bar

March 7, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Do you like riddles? Then try this one on for size: what does your wallet have in common with Papua New Guinea? Give up? OK, I’ll give you a hint: it’s got something to do with that little plastic rectangle… More »

Norway moratorium on mine waste dumping is welcome news – but leaves fjords at risk

January 24, 2018 • Ellen Moore
“Life in the fjord must be more important than profit,”  said Leftist Norwegian politician, Ola Elvestuen, during a February 2014 visit to Førdefjord. Elvestuen was visiting the site of a controversial mining project that would dump 250 million tonnes of hazardous waste… More »

98% vote against Colombia’s La Colosa mine

November 1, 2017 • Ellen Moore
On March 26th 2017, hundreds of residents of Cajamarca poured into the streets to celebrate the results of a popular referendum on mining. Despite setbacks in the organization of the vote in the rural Colombian town, including death threats against… More »