New report supports closing oil and gas waste loophole in New York

July 9, 2019 • Earthworks
New York — Today, Earthworks released the New York Waste Report, a state-specific follow-up toStill Wasting Away, released last week. The report unveils how much and what types of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste end up in New York landfills… More »

Report: As Toxic Oil & Gas Waste Streams Increase, Industry Pushes for Even Less Regulation

June 18, 2019 • Earthworks
Washington, DC — Today, Earthworks released Still Wasting Away, an investigation of waste from oil and gas drilling and fracking. The report found that major loopholes in waste management remain even after years of documented pollution. Furthermore, research shows that the volume… More »

Trout Downstream of Smoky Canyon Mine Still Contain Harmful Levels of Selenium

June 4, 2019 • Earthworks
As federal agencies consider Simplot’s proposal to expand its Smoky Canyon phosphate mine, independent tests, confirmed by Simplot’s monitoring data, show that trout downstream from the company’s existing Smoky Canyon operations continue to contain harmful levels of selenium–a toxic pollutant that… More »

New bill would undo Trump oil & gas industry climate rollbacks

May 14, 2019
STATEMENT “The first thing to do if you find yourself in a hole? Stop digging. Congresswoman DeGette’s bill would stop the Trump Administration from digging towards climate catastrophe by restoring Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of Land Management safeguards that… More »

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U.S. mining oversight should hold polluters accountable

May 14, 2019
“Skyrocketing minerals demand from the renewable energy economy presents the opportunity for clean energy companies to demand clean mining and clean alternative mineral sources. Unfortunately, S.1317 misses that opportunity and instead would allow the nation’s #1 toxic polluter to become even dirtier. This bill disenfranchises… More »

New Bill to End 147 Years of Public Giveaways to Mining Industry

May 9, 2019
Washington, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3) today introduced H.R. 2579, the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019. The legislation would replace the 1872 General Mining Law, which still governs mining for gold, copper, uranium… More »

Indigenous people call on Pan American Silver to cease local interference out of respect for consultation process in Guatemala

May 8, 2019 • BTS RES | Earthworks | Institute for Policy Studies Global Economy Project | Mining Justice Alliance | Mining Injustice Solidarity Network | MiningWatch Canada | NISGUA | Sum of Us
(Vancouver/Victoria/Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Washington, D.C.) Ahead of Pan American Silver’s annual shareholder meeting in Vancouver today, the Xinka Indigenous Parliament released a statement calling on the company to stop attempts to engage with communities outside of the court-ordered consultation process over the Escobal… More »

Over 50 Organizations Urge World Bank to Boost Recycling, Circular Economy & Non-Mining Solutions for a Truly Climate Smart Agenda

April 30, 2019
May 1st, Washington, D.C. — As the World Bank today launches its new ‘Climate-Smart Mining’ facility, organizations from around the world are urging the financial institution to prioritize recycling, circular economy, public transit, and other non-mining solutions as the primary… More »