Montana Labels Head of the Hardrock Mining Lobby a “Bad Actor”

April 18, 2018 • Bonnie Gestring
What does it say about the mining industry if the Chairman of the National Mining Association has defaulted on his cleanup obligations? Last month the State of Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality sent formal letters to Hecla Mining Company CEO… More »

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41) Comments

March 30, 2018

State of Montana legally brands Hecla Mining Company CEO, National Mining Association Chair, a ‘bad actor’

March 21, 2018 • Earthworks
Putting brakes on two mines under Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, state action calls into question national efforts to limit public and environmental oversight of mine permitting

Peruvian farmer’s fight to protect land from Newmont Mining comes to US

March 15, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Stop the abuse. That is what Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family have asked of US District Court judge in a lawsuit recently filed against Newmont Mining. For more than six years, Máxima and her family have stood up… More »

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Guatemalan Court Keeps Tahoe Resources Mine Suspended, Orders Presentation of Further Documentation

March 14, 2018 • Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada

New Campaign Seeks End to Ocean Mine Waste Dumping

March 7, 2018
Today an international coalition of environmental and human rights groups announced the start of a new campaign to end the submarine disposal of hazardous mine waste, known as tailings. The practice smothers seabed floors and coral reefs, threatens fisheries, and harms human and wildlife health.

A Norwegian, a Papua New Guinean and an American walk into a Bar

March 7, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Do you like riddles? Then try this one on for size: what does your wallet have in common with Papua New Guinea? Give up? OK, I’ll give you a hint: it’s got something to do with that little plastic rectangle… More »

House Committee Passes HR 520: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2017

March 7, 2018 • Earthworks
“Today, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to support corporate interests over public interests. HR 520 masquerades as a bill about critical and strategic minerals, but it instead threatens our waters and disenfranchises our communities. Our bedrock environmental laws exist… More »