Activists Call for Protection of Xinka Leaders Participating in Escobal Mine Consultation

August 18, 2021
Today six U.S. and Canadian human rights and environmental organizations filed a letter with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) supporting a request to extend precautionary measures for activists opposed to the Escobal mine in Guatemala. The mine has faced strong local… More »

On dragonflies, injustice, an oil pipeline, and President Biden

June 10, 2021 • Trish Weber
What sticks with me the most from the Treaty People Gathering at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River are the dragonflies. Not long after my son died, an Anishinaabeg friend gifted me a pair of dragonfly earrings. He told me… 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 »
Employees from Brazil’s Ministry of Environment survey the damage of the tailings dam failure near Brumadinho, Brazil. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

Credibility Crisis: How The Mining Industry Co-Opted the Global Tailings Review

May 24, 2021 • Jan Morrill
After the deadly 2019 tailings dam failure in Brumadinho, Brazil that killed 272 people, investors from Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the mining industry, represented by the industry trade group the International Council… 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 »
In May 2019 at the Frontline Oil and Gas Conference in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Photo credit, Jennifer Krill

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Epidemic

May 3, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Indigenous Cabinet Secretary, announced the creation of the Missing and Murdered Unit in the Bureau of Indian Affairs to increase resources dedicated to addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls… More »

Sourcing Battery Metals Without New Mining

April 27, 2021 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
Today, Earthworks is releasing a new report which demonstrates the potential for recycling to offset demand for newly mined metals in the EV battery supply chain. This reduction in demand is necessary to relieve the mounting pressure on mining-affected communities… More »

Earthworks condemns anti-Asian racism

March 22, 2021 • Jennifer Krill
There is an ugly history of anti-Asian racism in this country, which has only been exacerbated since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This past year, we have seen a staggering level of racism and violence against members of the Asian American… More »