Bodies are on the line to protect a Norwegian Salmon Fjord

May 23, 2022 • Ellen Moore
In early May, Nordic Mining began to demolish buildings on the shores of the Førdefjord to make way for the Engebø mine, an open-pit mine that will pollute the fjord with 250 million tonnes of mine waste. The fjord Nordic… More »

Reform the 1872 Mining Law to protect sacred sites like Indian Pass

May 19, 2022 • Jared Naimark
Last month, the Quechan people celebrated a victory. They have stopped a gold mining company from drilling on sacred land in the California desert. In the Southeast corner of present-day California, near the Colorado river and Arizona border, ancient trails… More »

“If Pan American Silver has 20 years to wait, we have all our lives to resist”

May 9, 2022 • Ellen Moore
This week, community members from Guatemala and Argentina fighting to prevent Pan American Silver projects from destroying their water supplies and ways of life met to exchange experiences and solidify collaboration. Calling them a “catalyst for growth,” Pan American hopes… More »

A Truly Clean, Just, and Equitable Energy Future is Attainable

April 29, 2022 • Lauren Pagel
When President Biden announced his plan to use the Defense Production Act to protect consumers from “Putin’s Price Hike,” the subtext was clear: securing energy independence and the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives go hand in hand. In… More »

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Another chronic polluter in Colorado, another inadequate state response

April 14, 2022 • Andrew Klooster
Unanswered Questions The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently released a report outlining the outcome of an investigation into elevated benzene levels detected by an air quality monitor deployed near the Cub Creek Knight pad outside of… More »

Residential Drilling Will Never Be Safe

April 11, 2022 • Andrew Klooster
On March 10th, 2022 the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) denied an application for a proposed fracking development by Kerr McGee that would have featured 33 new oil and gas wells between two separate pads in a residential… More »

Exporting More Oil and Gas Hurts Communities and the Climate

April 1, 2022 • Kelsey Crane
Last week, alarm spread throughout communities across the U.S. impacted by extractive industries when President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced plans to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels that includes exporting additional liquefied natural… More »

First the Fjords Then the Ocean: Nordic Mining plans to trash the sea and activists plan to stop them

March 15, 2022 • Ellen Moore
Youth activists from across Norway are preparing this month to block construction of Nordic Mining’s Engebø garnet and rutile mine over the company’s plan to dump 250 million tonnes of waste into the neighboring Førdefjord. Nordic Mining is also pursuing licenses… More »