Uranium Classification Act of 2019 Letter of Support

June 25, 2019 • Earthworks

New laws put our right to protest at risk

June 20, 2019 • April Urbanowski
Recently, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced a new proposal that protesters who block the construction of crude or natural gas pipelines could face up to 20 years in prison. The current law has a maximum penalty of 20 years in… More »

Testimony of Bruce Baizel before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on the “Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2019”

June 18, 2019

House Bill 1113: Protect Water Quality from Adverse Mining Impacts

June 4, 2019 • Earthworks

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Victory! Colorado Joins States Opposed to Perpetually Polluting Mines

June 3, 2019 • Pete Dronkers
For the last two years, Earthworks and our partners throughout Colorado have worked closely with legislators, regulatory agencies, local elected officials and community groups to update to the state’s mining law to protect communities from mines that pollute in perpetuity,… More »

Despite industry claims, we need mining reform

May 17, 2019 • Alan Septoff
(Note: this is my first attempt at using a twitter threadrollup app. Please forgive formatting & linking errors – AS) The #mining industry’s (and their advocates’) arguments against #miningreform proposed by @NRDems & @SenatorTomUdall are built on untruths. @NationalMining, and @CatoInstitute in @thehill, claim that onerous U.S. oversight obstructs #mining investment, never… More »

U.S. mining oversight should hold polluters accountable

May 14, 2019
“Skyrocketing minerals demand from the renewable energy economy presents the opportunity for clean energy companies to demand clean mining and clean alternative mineral sources. Unfortunately, S.1317 misses that opportunity and instead would allow the nation’s #1 toxic polluter to become even dirtier. This bill disenfranchises… More »

New Bill to End 147 Years of Public Giveaways to Mining Industry

May 9, 2019
Washington, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3) today introduced H.R. 2579, the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019. The legislation would replace the 1872 General Mining Law, which still governs mining for gold, copper, uranium… More »