Papua New Guinea Communities Say it’s Time to Ditch Ocean Dumping

October 21, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Last October, Indigenous representatives from coastal communities along the Huon Gulf in Papua New Guinea held a three-day forum to reject proposed deep-sea tailings placement (DSTP) plans at the Wafi-Golpu mine. In response, the national government agreed to put the… More »

Norway’s Youth Activists Take Stand Against Ocean Dumping

September 27, 2021 • Ellen Moore
This summer, youth activists joined local fisherfolk and Sámi Indigenous people on the banks of the Repparfjord in Northern Norway. Their goal was simple: to stop Nussir ASA from starting construction on a copper mine that would dump millions of… More »

Norway Risks Tarnishing its Clean Rep

July 21, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Norway is seen as a leader on the environment, especially ocean sustainability. But the country’s ocean dumping problem is undermining efforts to stop the degradation of marine ecosystems and stave off the worst effects of climate change.  Prime Minister Erna… More »

Indonesians Demand Government Match Words with Action and Ditch Ocean Dumping

June 7, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Less than a year ago, two major nickel EV battery chemical processing plants planned to dump 31 million tonnes of toxic mine waste into the Coral Triangle, threatening fragile and endangered coral reefs and subsistence fishing communities. Today, both projects… More »

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Community and Environmental Concerns not “Pertinent” to Pan American Silver’s Business

May 17, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Vancouver-based mining company Pan American Silver held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 12th: the final shareholder meeting for retiring founder and Board Chair Ross Beaty. To shareholders attending online, Beaty narrated a glowing chronicle of Pan American Silver’s… More »

Indonesia Ditches Ocean Dumping

March 5, 2021 • Ellen Moore
The tides are turning.  Last year Indonesia was moving full steam ahead with plans to approve permits to dump 31 million tonnes of mine waste from nickel EV battery chemical processing plants into the biodiverse waters of the Coral Triangle.… More »

More than 190 international organizations denounce latest attacks against members of the Peaceful Resistance to Escobal mine in Guatemala

January 21, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Today, Earthworks joins more than 190 organizations in denouncing an armed attack against Guatemalan land defender Julio David González Arango, a leader in the peaceful resistance to Pan American Silver’s Escobal mine. Julio was shot and wounded on January 16… More »

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 »