Norwegian Government Sets Up Showdown with Activists Over Controversial Copper Mine

December 9, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On November 29th, the Norwegian government denied an attempt to block the construction of a new copper mine that will dump 30 million tonnes of mine waste into the Repparfjord, a designated National Salmon Fjord and traditional Sea Sámi fishing… More »

Dear Norway: Protect Fjords Before Demanding Ocean Protection Abroad

October 21, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Right now, the Førdefjord in western Norway is a clean, beautiful fjord, bursting with life. It is a designated National Salmon Fjord, a valuable ecosystem that provides sustainable livelihoods and vital food resources for generations: the epitome of the healthy… More »

Red Tide Redefined

September 13, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Forget algae. If you really want to trash a marine ecosystem, this Chinese and Canadian-owned mining operation is proving there’s nothing like untreated mine tailings. In late August, a processing plant for the massive Ramu cobalt-nickel mine in Papua New… More »

Discrimination against Xinka puts consultation on Escobal mine at risk

September 12, 2019 • Ellen Moore
A year in, the consultation process with indigenous Xinka people over Pan American Silver’s Escobal mine is at risk after the Guatemalan government excludes Xinka from the process. Last week, Guatemalan communities celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Constitutional Court… More »

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Máxima's land in Peru. Photo: Goldman Prize

Groundhog Day at the Newmont Shareholder Meeting

June 4, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Last year, Earthworks attended Newmont’s annual shareholder meeting in Denver, and asked CEO Gary Goldberg to end the company’s harassment of subsistence farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family. We demanded that he follow through on his commitment not… More »

Organizations denounce death threats against lawyer representing Xinka Parliament in consultation over Escobal mine

March 28, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On March 15, the Xinka Parliament denounced ongoing non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order on consultation, as well as threats and intimidations against Quelvin Otoniel Jiménez Villalta, lawyer for the Xinka Parliament. The Xinka Parliament was accompanied by representatives of… More »

Activists Bombard Norwegian Embassies to Protest Mine Approval

March 27, 2019 • Ellen Moore
This month, signatories to the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign declaration called out the Norwegian government’s decision to permit a toxic-waste-dumping mine in Sámi Indigenous territory. More than a dozen organizations from nine countries sent letters to Norwegian Embassies in the… More »

Xinka Communities Mobilize to Denounce Non-Compliance with Court-Ordered Consultation over Escobal Mine

February 27, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On Tuesday, more than 500 Xinka Indigenous People and communities in resistance from Jutiapa, Jalapa and Santa Rosa marched through Guatemala City to protest delays and non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order to consult with the Xinka Indigenous people over… More »