Where Waiting is Not an Option

March 9, 2020 • Jan Morrill
In Sonora, Mexico, a community fights to protect itself from becoming the next major mining disaster. (Leer en español) “If there’s a spill we will disappear.”  I heard different versions of this warning repeated a number of times as I… More »

Following the Footsteps of the Mining Monster

March 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
New map reveals conflicts and harms at eight mine sites across Latin America, all owned by Pan American Silver. The metaphor of “a big monster that treads heavily” has been used to describe war in a song famously sung by… More »

Banks, mining executives, car companies, and the rush to mine lithium in the Andean salt flats of Chile and Argentina

February 27, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
By a quarter-past-nine in the morning the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Andrés Bello Conference Room was already overflowing – dozens filled the space for a public seminar entitled The Lithium Triangle Initiative: South America’s Lithium Triangle and the Future of… More »

Why We’re Challenging Formosa Plastics’ Massive Proposed Petrochemical Plants in Court

February 14, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
Formosa’s proposal is a textbook example of environmental racism and poses grave dangers to waterways, public health, and climate. Today, Earthworks joined Louisiana-based and national organizations to appeal the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ) decision to grant the Taiwanese… More »

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Revolving Door Raises Concern about Corporate influence over Escobal Mine Consultation

February 10, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Update, Feb 12 2020: Since this blog was originally posted on Feb 10, Pan American Silver communicated with Earthworks to state that Juan José Cabrera Alonso no longer works for its subsidiary, Minera San Rafael. The fact that Cabrera stepped… More »

Norwegian Lemon: Six Reasons Why Investors, Fishermen, and Conservationists Oppose New Mine Plan

February 6, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Last Tuesday, Nordic Mining unveiled the feasibility study for the Engebø rutile and garnet mine in western Norway. The study includes plans to dump a total 250 million tonnes of mine waste into the pristine Førdefjord, a proposal that has… More »

Taking on the Climate Bomb

January 13, 2020 • Lori Glover
Building community, building power at the Permian Gulf Coast Convening I arrived at the Holiday Inn in Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon ready for three intense days of the Permian Gulf Coast Convening, an unprecedented endeavor to join forces of grassroots… More »

FACT CHECK: Power the Future full of hot air on methane pollution in NM

December 18, 2019 • Bruce Baizel
Power the Future, an industry mouthpiece, is trying to create a smokescreen for the oil and gas industry. If the smoke they’re blowing is methane pollution, the oil and gas industry has plenty of it. And that pollution is exactly… More »