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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 »

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 »

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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 »

Tahoe Resources Lobbies U.S., Canada to Intervene Over Guatemala Court Decision to Suspend Escobal Mine

August 31, 2017 • Ellen Moore
The following article was co-written by MiningWatch Canada, Earthworks and Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala(NISGUA). Tahoe Resources is lobbying U.S. and Canadian authorities to intervene on its behalf following a July decision by Guatemala’s Supreme Court to temporarily suspend… More »