Why We’re Challenging Formosa Plastics’ Massive Proposed Petrochemical Plants in Court

February 14, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
Formosa’s proposal is a textbook example of environmental racism and poses grave dangers to waterways, public health, and climate. Today, Earthworks joined Louisiana-based and national organizations to appeal the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ) decision to grant the Taiwanese… More »

Revolving Door Raises Concern about Corporate influence over Escobal Mine Consultation

February 10, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Update, Feb 12 2020: Since this blog was originally posted on Feb 10, Pan American Silver communicated with Earthworks to state that Juan José Cabrera Alonso no longer works for its subsidiary, Minera San Rafael. The fact that Cabrera stepped… More »

Comunidades e a Sociedade Civil Pedem Ação Para Prevenir Mais Desastres de Rejeitos de Mineração Por Ocasião do Primeiro Aniversário do Derramamento Fatal no Brasil

January 30, 2020

Communities & Civil Society Call for Action to Prevent More Mine Waste Disasters on First Anniversary of Deadly Brazilian Spill

January 23, 2020
Washington, DC Jan 23 — Communities and civil society groups are marking the first anniversary of one of the world’s deadliest mine waste disasters by highlighting the dangerous practices of the mining industry, and calling for stricter oversight. On January 25th,… More »

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Stibnite Mine – An Aerial View

November 19, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
Idaho’s Salmon River – known as the River of No Return – is one of the longest undammed rivers remaining in the U.S. – providing cold clean water and critical habitat for wild salmon. Midas Gold, a Canadian mining company,… 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 »

REPORT: Guatemalan government discriminates against Xinka, puts Escobal mine consultation at risk

September 12, 2019