Norway approves mine project that will destroy fjord and Indigenous Saami livelihoods

February 14, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Government approves mine that will dump toxic mine waste directly into National Salmon fjord The Norwegian government gave the final permit to Nussir ASA to begin mining operations that would dump 30 million tonnes of highly toxic mine waste into… More »

It’s time for New Mexico to #RaiseTheRate

February 11, 2019 • Nathalie Eddy
New Mexico has the opportunity to reduce health and climate-harming pollution while increasing funding for our schools. The State Land Office is considering increasing the amount of money New Mexicans earn from oil and gas produced on state lands. Right… More »
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A Green New Day

February 7, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
This week, two key committees held their first climate change hearings of the 116th Congress. Today, the Green New Deal was introduced. The 116th Congress is turning belated and much-needed attention to the existential threat climate change poses to our… More »

Governor Wolf’s climate and infrastructure contradiction

February 5, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Pennsylvania’s governor can’t have his cake and eat it too when it comes to climate Ethan Buckner co-authored this blog. On January 8, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order mandating new climate goals for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Wolf… More »

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International organizations speak out on multimillion-dollar claim against Guatemala over failed mine at ‘La Puya’

January 31, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Earthworks and international allies spoke out today in support of communities under threat from a $300 million dollar claim filed by US mining company, Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) in December 2018 against the State of Guatemala. Since 2011, the… More »
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Although important, oil & gas regulation isn’t the solution

January 31, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director co-authored this blog. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and oil and gas methane pollution is accelerating that crisis. That’s why Earthworks opposes all new extraction of oil and gas, and new… More »

Pebble mine is not dead! Here are the top four reasons it should be.

January 31, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
The Army Corps of Engineers is on the brink of releasing the draft environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive open pit mine proposed at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay. The controversial mine threatens the world’s largest… More »

The latest mining waste dam failure

January 25, 2019 • Ellen Moore
First responders are reporting ‘various deaths’ and at least 200 missing from a tailings dam break at Vale SA’s Feijão Mine in Brumadinho, located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In addition to consuming the Vale’s entire property, the… More »