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

Calling on Governors: Take the Road Less Traveled to a better climate future

March 13, 2018 • Nadia Steinzor
Robert Frost’s famous poem is often quoted in connection to personal choices: “Two paths diverged in a yellow wood…and I took the one less traveled by…and it made all the difference.” Today, elected officials in New York and other states… 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 »

New York’s Energy Crossroads

February 27, 2018 • Nadia Steinzor & Aaron Mintzes

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Analysis: Cuomo administration can’t meet climate commitments without halting natural gas pipelines

February 27, 2018
Feb 27, Willow, NY: A new analysis released today shows the Cuomo administration cannot meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 if the planned construction and use of natural gas pipelines and… More »

U.S. District Court rules against BLM methane waste rule delay

February 23, 2018 • Earthworks
“Once again, the Trump administration’s attempts to waste our natural resources and pollute our communities has come up short in the courts. Secretary Ryan Zinke’s delay of the Bureau of Land Management’s Methane Waste Prevention rule was, in the words of the court, “untethered to evidence.”

Aaron Mintzes Testimony Before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on HR520

February 20, 2018 • Earthworks

HR 520, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act

Proposed ‘Critical Mineral’ legislation undermines communities and clean water

February 20, 2018 • Aaron Mintzes
Thank you Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Lowenthal, and Members of the Subcommittee for the opportunity to testify before you in opposition to HR 520, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. My name is Aaron Mintzes, and I am… More »