Spreading Oil & Gas “Brine” Waste On PA Roads Halted… For Now

June 18, 2018 • Melissa Troutman
For someone who doesn’t have an email account, Siri Lawson gets a lot done. In fact, she accomplishes more than most people who do use email. After observing the use of oil and gas “brine” on her local roads and… More »

Organizations call out U.S. support for embattled Tahoe Resources

June 13, 2018 • Ellen Moore
On July 5th, 2017 the Guatemalan Supreme Court ordered the provisional suspension of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine over failure to consult with indigenous Xinka people. Later that same month, Tahoe began a lobbying campaign to pressure Guatemalan authorities, including… More »

New Critical Minerals Threat Emerges in Defense Bill Negotiations

June 11, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Two weeks ago, the House passed a national defense funding bill with a nasty rider completely unrelated to the security of our country: if it becomes law, any proposal to dig up a “critical” mineral would enjoy an expedited permitting… More »

Claims to Leases: House Bill Modernizes the 19th Century Mining Law

May 10, 2018 • Aaron Mintzes
Today, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and others introduced the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2018. This bill gives Americans more choice in how land managers balance hardrock mining with other uses of public lands.  President… More »

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Fracking Waste Facility Defeated in Pennsylvania

May 3, 2018 • Melissa Troutman
Residents in Pennsylvania, New York State, and water protectors from the Seneca Nation of Indians are celebrating the defeat of a controversial project to treat toxic waste from fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale. A treatment facility proposed for the… More »
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Dear Newmont Shareholders: It’s Time to End the Conga Mine Travesty

April 30, 2018 • Ellen Moore
As Newmont shareholders gathered near Denver for the company’s annual meeting yesterday, so did protesters concerned about the company’s ties to human rights abuses in Peru. For nearly a decade, Newmont has faced widespread community opposition to its Conga project… More »

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 »