NEW REPORT: 80% of Alaska Metal Mines Polluted Water

March 10, 2020
Today Earthworks, along with four Alaska conservation, environmental health and justice organizations, released a report on the extensive record of spills and pollution violations at Alaska’s five major operating hardrock mines: Red Dog, Fort Knox, Pogo, Kensington and Greens Creek. Metal mining… More »

Alaska Metal Mines

March 10, 2020

Senators’ Amendments to Energy Bill Would Finally Hold Mining Industry Accountable for its Pollution

March 4, 2020
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), joined by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) offered an amendment to the American Energy  Innovation Act, the energy… More »

Forest Service Preliminarily Approves Simplot Mine Expansion Despite Ongoing Selenium Pollution

February 28, 2020
Today the Forest Service issued a preliminary approval for another expansion of Simplot’s Smoky Canyon phosphate mine in southeast Idaho, despite the mine’s ongoing selenium pollution. The mine, which began operations in 1984, was pulled into the federal CERCLA (Superfund) program in… More »

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Norwegian Lemon: Six Reasons Why Investors, Fishermen, and Conservationists Oppose New Mine Plan

February 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Last Tuesday, Nordic Mining unveiled the feasibility study for the Engebø rutile and garnet mine in western Norway. The study includes plans to dump a total 250 million tonnes of mine waste into the pristine Førdefjord, a proposal that has… More »

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