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 »

Indonesians Demand Government Match Words with Action and Ditch Ocean Dumping

June 7, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Less than a year ago, two major nickel EV battery chemical processing plants planned to dump 31 million tonnes of toxic mine waste into the Coral Triangle, threatening fragile and endangered coral reefs and subsistence fishing communities. Today, both projects… More »

New Analysis Finds Oil And Gas Liquid Waste Continues to be used on Roads Despite Close of Hazardous Waste Loophole 

December 21, 2020
Contact: Liz Moran (518) 610-1828, emoran@nypirg.org; Melissa Troutman (724) 388-0464, mtroutman@earthworks.org; Eric Weltman (617) 304-5330, eweltman@fwwatch.org NEW ANALYSIS FINDS OIL AND GAS LIQUID WASTE CONTINUES TO BE USED  ON ROADS DESPITE CLOSURE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE LOOPHOLE  On first day of… More »

Pebble Mine Denied!

December 2, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
A crucial victory, but lasting protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay are still needed Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the permit for the proposed Pebble Mine, saying that the massive gold and copper mine does not comply… More »

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New report finds state regulatory failure to safely manage radioactive and toxic oil and gas waste in New Mexico

October 7, 2020
October 7th — A new report released today by Earthworks shows that the state of New Mexico permits oil and gas operations without adequate protections to prevent pollution from improper storage, processing, and disposal of oil and gas waste, also known as “produced… More »

New Mexico Oil & Gas Waste Report: The failure to safely manage oil and gas waste

October 7, 2020

Mine proposals that include marine waste dumping

August 31, 2020

Friends, we need comprehensive mining reform for all minerals

August 27, 2020 • Lauren Pagel
Our friends Trout Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers recently released an interactive report regarding so-called critical minerals, describing the threat to wildlife and water resources that mining poses. But fish and wildlife do not distinguish among… More »