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 »

STATEMENT on 1872 Mining Law Reform

October 5, 2021
BACKGROUND: Today the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on the 1872 Mining Law. The 150 year-old law is out of touch and out of scale with modern industrial hardrock mining, and desperately needs to… More »

International NGOs Stand With Dominicans Opposed to Pueblo Viejo Mine Expansion

October 4, 2021
Versión en español disponible aquí Letter to Dominican Republic officials warns against conflict of interest in evaluating Barrick Gold’s proposal Today 43 organizations representing 17 countries sent a letter to the Dominican Ministries of Energy and Mines and the Environment and Natural… 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 »

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Brazilians Still Without Water Six Months after Mine Dam Breach

September 27, 2021
Versão em português disponível aqui Residents of Aurizona say the Canadian mining company has failed to deliver on its promises. In addition to the inadequate water supply, the community denounces company’s attempt to criminalize local leaders.  Today marks six months without… More »

EPA Takes Big Step Towards Lasting Protection for Alaska’s Bristol Bay

September 20, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency took a big step towards establishing lasting protection for Alaska’s Bristol Bay when it announced plans to resume work to protect the region’s wild salmon fishery from the devastating impacts of large-scale mining operations… 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 »

It’s Time for the Feds to Update Mining Regs

September 16, 2021 • Raquel Dominguez
Today Earthworks, along with Indigenous allies and other environmental organizations, submitted a petition to the Department of the Interior asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to update its hardrock mining rules.  Hardrock mining in the United States has a… More »