Community leaders across New Mexico Applaud The Oil Conservation Commission For adopting oil and gas enforcement rules

January 16, 2020
Santa Fe, NM – Community leaders across New Mexico applauded the Oil Conservation Commission today for acting to protect the state’s air and water resources from oil and gas pollution by adopting new enforcement rules under legislation adopted in the… More »

Norwegian Government Sets Up Showdown with Activists Over Controversial Copper Mine

December 9, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On November 29th, the Norwegian government denied an attempt to block the construction of a new copper mine that will dump 30 million tonnes of mine waste into the Repparfjord, a designated National Salmon Fjord and traditional Sea Sámi fishing… More »

New Mexico Produced Water Meeting Testimony

November 5, 2019

“Rocky Mountain Poison” Exemplifies Need for Mining Reform

November 5, 2019 • Paul Jolly
Luana Rubin is a quilter and the owner of equilter.com. In 2015, when the Gold King Mine spilled approximately 3 million gallons of toxic mine wastewater into the Animas River in Colorado, turning the water brown for days, Luana decided… More »

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Dear Norway: Protect Fjords Before Demanding Ocean Protection Abroad

October 21, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Right now, the Førdefjord in western Norway is a clean, beautiful fjord, bursting with life. It is a designated National Salmon Fjord, a valuable ecosystem that provides sustainable livelihoods and vital food resources for generations: the epitome of the healthy… More »

Earthworks Stands with Bristol Bay Alaska to Sue EPA for Abandoning Clean Water Protections for World’s Largest Wild Salmon Fishery

October 9, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
Earthworks is proud to stand today with Bristol Bay communities in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to abandon protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the world’s largest wild salmon fishery on behalf of the proposed Pebble Mine. The Bristol… More »

Groups sue EPA for gutting protections and clearing path for Pebble

October 9, 2019
ANCHORAGE (AK)—More than a dozen groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect Alaska fisheries, wildlife, jobs, communities, and ways of life from the proposed Pebble mine. The lawsuit is one of three charging the EPA with… More »

Red Tide Redefined

September 13, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Forget algae. If you really want to trash a marine ecosystem, this Chinese and Canadian-owned mining operation is proving there’s nothing like untreated mine tailings. In late August, a processing plant for the massive Ramu cobalt-nickel mine in Papua New… More »