Declaration: Clean Energy Cannot be Built on Dirty Mining

October 28, 2021
141 organizations call on COP26 climate negotiators to commit to centering human rights & environmental impacts of mining, including for battery minerals Today 141 signatories from human rights and environmental organizations, grassroots communities and unions from 30 countries worldwide sent… More »

Tribes, Indigenous Groups, Conservation Organizations File Petition to Strengthen Federal Mining Rules

September 16, 2021
WASHINGTON— Tribes, Indigenous groups and conservation organizations filed a rulemaking petition today with the U.S. Department of the Interior to improve and modernize hardrock mining oversight on public lands. The proposed revisions aim to safeguard critically important lands across the… More »
Just Minerals

Just Minerals for a Just Transition

June 17, 2021 • Raquel Dominguez
Today, Earthworks published Just Minerals: Safeguarding protections for community rights, sacred places, and public lands from the unfounded push for mining expansion.  The report shares why a responsible energy transition hinges on prioritizing mineral recycling, reuse, and substitution over new… More »
Just Minerals

Just Minerals: Safeguarding protections for community rights, sacred places, and public lands from the unfounded push for mining expansion

June 17, 2021

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New Report Calls for Minerals Policy Reform and Recycling for Clean Energy Economy

June 17, 2021
Today Earthworks published a new report outlining how current federal minerals policy conflicts with the Biden administration’s clean energy and environmental justice agendas, and how those policies must change to ensure minerals are sourced in a way that better protects… More »
Wind farm in Holderness, UK

What’s Missing from the New IEA Report on Mining and the Renewable Energy Transition?

June 14, 2021 • Raquel Dominguez
The International Energy Agency sends a mixed message in its recent reports, urging that we leave fossil fuels in the ground while simultaneously calling for more extraction of metals used in low-carbon technologies. This extractivist push is both problematic and… More »

Indonesia: At the Crossroads of Mining, Climate and Human Rights

June 7, 2021

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 »