When it comes to Pebble Mine: No Means No

June 28, 2018 • Bonnie Gestring
That’s the message to Northern Dynasty Minerals in a full-page Ad today in the Vancouver Sun, as this small Canadian company and its shareholders gather for its annual meeting.  The message from Alaska’s Bristol Bay is clear: “We will never… More »

For 2 global miners, ‘profitable production’ has meant devastation

June 27, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Partners in Pollution Since 2000, the Batu Hijau copper-gold mine on Sumbawa Island in Indonesia has dumped 720 million tonnes of toxic tailings into the Senunu Bay in the Indian Ocean. Until 2016, the mine was majority owned and operated… More »

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 »

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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 »

No Money for Mine Waste

May 13, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Earthworks’ newest campaign is hitting ocean dumpers where it counts. This March, Earthworks launched the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign to demand financial institutions cut ties with companies that dump mine waste into the ocean. Each year mining companies dump 220+… 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 »