Spring 2020 Earthworks Journal

March 27, 2020

Earthworks’ Response to COVID-19 & Continued Dedication to our Work

March 18, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Earthworks’ work on mineral and energy development issues has always been rooted in protecting communities from harm. It is with our mission as our guide that we acknowledge the anxiety of these uncertain times and understand with sympathy the immediate… More »

Earthworks Comments on Update to the Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act

March 11, 2020

NEW REPORT: 80% of Alaska Metal Mines Polluted Water

March 10, 2020
Today Earthworks, along with four Alaska conservation, environmental health and justice organizations, released a report on the extensive record of spills and pollution violations at Alaska’s five major operating hardrock mines: Red Dog, Fort Knox, Pogo, Kensington and Greens Creek. Metal mining… More »

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Alaska Metal Mines

March 10, 2020

Donde esperar no es una opción

March 9, 2020 • Jan Morrill
En Sonora, México, una comunidad lucha para evitar volverse en el próximo desastre de la minería. (Read in English) “Si hay un derrame, desaparecemos.”  Escuché diferentes versiones de este aviso varias veces durante mi visita reciente al pueblo de Bacanuchi. … More »

Where Waiting is Not an Option

March 9, 2020 • Jan Morrill
In Sonora, Mexico, a community fights to protect itself from becoming the next major mining disaster. (Leer en español) “If there’s a spill we will disappear.”  I heard different versions of this warning repeated a number of times as I… More »

Following the Footsteps of the Mining Monster

March 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
New map reveals conflicts and harms at eight mine sites across Latin America, all owned by Pan American Silver. The metaphor of “a big monster that treads heavily” has been used to describe war in a song famously sung by… More »