On the 5th Anniversary of the Gold King Mine Spill, Congress Must Renew Mining Law Reform Efforts

August 5, 2020 • Raquel Dominguez
The house I lived in for nearly two decades is a mile from the Kansas River, which unevenly bisects my hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. I’ve walked over the bridge and down the levee more times than I can count; I… More »

Statement on Pebble Mine Final Environmental Review

July 24, 2020
Background: Today, the Army Corps of Engineers released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) of the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold mine that threatens the largest and most productive wild salmon fishery on earth. Alaska’s Bristol Bay… More »

Loud and Clear: What public regulatory complaints reveal about Pennsylvania’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves

July 22, 2020 • Nadia Steinzor, Leann Leiter, Raphael Breit

Intimidation Tactics in Louisiana Won’t Silence Opposition to Formosa Plastics

June 26, 2020
BATON ROUGE, LA: Two leaders of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade were charged under Louisiana’s felony “terrorizing” law today for placing a box filled with Formosa Plastics’ illegally discharged plastic pellets, called nurdles, outside a fossil fuel lobbyist’s home as part… More »

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Morgan Stanley Drops Pebble Mine Shares

June 25, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
The global investment banking firm, Morgan Stanley, has dropped 99% of its shareholdings in Northern Dynasty, the Canadian company behind the proposed Pebble Mine—a massive copper and gold mine that threatens the world’s largest wild salmon fishery at the headwaters… More »

New report finds increased threat from radioactive oil & gas waste in North Dakota

June 18, 2020
A new report released today by the national environmental nonprofit Earthworks reveals that North Dakota’s massive surge in fracking wastewater production, also known as “produced water,” has potentially increased North Dakotans exposure to carcinogens, heavy metals, and radioactivity. Earthworks calculates that in… More »

North Dakota Frack Waste Report

June 17, 2020

Come on, Conic

June 16, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Canadian company goes silent on problems at its Ramu mine Since 2010, landowners in the path of the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine, and the accompanying refinery on Basamuk Bay, have opposed the use of ocean tailings dumping. They sued, and the… More »