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 »

What’s in the air? The residents of Powhatan Point OH deserve answers.

April 2, 2018 • Leann Leiter
After a gas well owned by XTO, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, exploded on February 15, it continued leaking pollution into the air for three weeks. The word “leak” is deceiving–what came out of the Schnegg well was a 100-foot vertical… More »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

Tiffany & Co. Takes a Stand for Protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine

February 5, 2018 • Bonnie Gestring
Today, Tiffany & Co. placed a full-page Ad in the Washington Post thanking the EPA for its recent decision to retain the proposed restrictions to protect Bristol Bay.  In its Ad, it states: “Tiffany & Co. has long been a vocal… More »
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Challenging Industry-Funded “Research” and What Pennsylvanians Deserve from the Shale Gas Boom

January 30, 2018 • Leann Leiter
Oil and gas proponents used to insist, there is no evidence of negative impacts from fracking. Then, in several short years, hundreds of studies have demonstrated the very real risks to air, water, health, and the climate.  Not happy with the findings, proponents… More »