Safety first: Investors take action on mine tailings disasters

June 12, 2019 • Payal Sampat
In late January 2019, the collapse of two tailings dams at Vale’s Brumadinho iron ore mine in Brazil killed hundreds of workers and local residents in the state of Minas Gerais. Even more horrifying, the Brumadinho catastrophe was a tragedy… More »
Máxima's land in Peru. Photo: Goldman Prize

Groundhog Day at the Newmont Shareholder Meeting

June 4, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Last year, Earthworks attended Newmont’s annual shareholder meeting in Denver, and asked CEO Gary Goldberg to end the company’s harassment of subsistence farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family. We demanded that he follow through on his commitment not… More »

Victory! Colorado Joins States Opposed to Perpetually Polluting Mines

June 3, 2019 • Pete Dronkers
For the last two years, Earthworks and our partners throughout Colorado have worked closely with legislators, regulatory agencies, local elected officials and community groups to update to the state’s mining law to protect communities from mines that pollute in perpetuity,… More »

Despite industry claims, we need mining reform

May 17, 2019 • Alan Septoff
(Note: this is my first attempt at using a twitter threadrollup app. Please forgive formatting & linking errors – AS) The #mining industry’s (and their advocates’) arguments against #miningreform proposed by @NRDems & @SenatorTomUdall are built on untruths. @NationalMining, and @CatoInstitute in @thehill, claim that onerous U.S. oversight obstructs #mining investment, never… More »

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The Clean Energy Revolution is a Chance to Clean Up Mining

May 14, 2019 • Jennifer Krill
Traveling across the U.S. in energy-producing regions, like Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Pennsylvania – even urban Los Angeles, I am always struck by the enormous job we have ahead of us to transition to a clean energy economy. Our transportation… More »

Gov. Polis: sign the Colorado climate bill!

May 2, 2019 • Nathalie Eddy
 Oil and gas drilling in Colorado is a significant contributor to climate pollution. That’s why it’s critical that our community supports the proposed climate bill that just passed the state legislature and now waits for Gov. Jared Polis’ signature.… More »

Oil and gas methane pollution: “intensity” is industry’s latest distraction

April 26, 2019 • Justin Wasser
Energy In Depth, a front group for the oil and gas industry, has baked-up a new misinformation campaign to distort the truth about the pervasive problem with methane pollution from oil and gas operations. Their trick is to confuse the… More »

Houston suffers a petrochemical disaster every 6 weeks

April 22, 2019 • Priscilla Villa
In the past month, Houston area-residents faced three major disasters related to oil and gas infrastructure. As a Houston resident, I was alarmed to see weekly news reports presenting the unknown dangers each fire posed to the community members living… More »