Asunto: Situación de las presas de residuos mineros en San Finx/The Situation related to Tailings Dams in San Finx (AG/RESTDPH/1/20)

December 8, 2021 • Jan Morrill

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Uranium mine and mill workers, and the communities downwind of the mines, shouldered an unfair burden of pollution and exposure to radiation in order to produce the materials needed to fuel the U.S. nuclear arms program.
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Tribes, Conservation Groups File Legal Action To Compel Montana DEQ to Enforce “Bad Actor” Law Against Hecla Mining Executive

November 10, 2021
(HELENA, Mont.) — Today, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Ksanka Elders Advisory Committee, and several conservation organizations took legal action in State District Court to compel the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to fulfill… More »

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 »

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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 »

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 »