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NEW REPORT: 80% of Alaska Metal Mines Polluted Water

March 10, 2020
Today Earthworks, along with four Alaska conservation, environmental health and justice organizations, released a report on the extensive record of spills and pollution violations at Alaska’s five major operating hardrock mines: Red Dog, Fort Knox, Pogo, Kensington and Greens Creek. Metal mining… More »

Alaska Metal Mines

March 10, 2020

Earthworks Stands with Bristol Bay Alaska to Sue EPA for Abandoning Clean Water Protections for World’s Largest Wild Salmon Fishery

October 9, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
Earthworks is proud to stand today with Bristol Bay communities in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to abandon protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the world’s largest wild salmon fishery on behalf of the proposed Pebble Mine. The Bristol… More »
Media Releases

Groups sue EPA for gutting protections and clearing path for Pebble

October 9, 2019
ANCHORAGE (AK)—More than a dozen groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect Alaska fisheries, wildlife, jobs, communities, and ways of life from the proposed Pebble mine. The lawsuit is one of three charging the EPA with… More »

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Pebble Mine: Unprecedented Waste Water Capture & Treatment Requirements

July 3, 2019 • Earthworks

Comments on the BLM, Bering Sea – Western Interior, DRAFT RMP and DRAFT EIS

June 11, 2019 • Earthworks

U.S. Operating Copper Mines: Failure to capture & treat wastewater

May 15, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
Media Releases

Securities Complaint: Northern Dynasty Minerals Misleading Investors Over Pebble

April 30, 2019 • Earthworks
Securities Complaint: Northern Dynasty Minerals Misleading Investors Over Pebble VANCOUVER–Today the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP), on behalf of Earthworks, filed a request for a compliance investigation into Northern Dynasty Minerals (TSX: NDM, NYSE American: NAK). The letters to… More »
Action Alerts

Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

The Army Corps of Engineers is currently taking public comment on the draft environmental review – a process that could make or break the future of Bristol Bay. We need your voice to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, and all those who depend on it.
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Pebble Mine: Unprecedented Waste Water and Perpetual Pollution

February 26, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
The Army Corps of Engineers has just released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Pebble Mine. Northern Dynasty is proposing a “smaller” mine plan, but don’t be fooled. They intend to expand if they receive a permit,… More »
Media Releases

Pebble enviro impact statement proves EPA right, mine incompatible with salmon

February 22, 2019
“The draft environmental impact statement the Army Corps of Engineers released yesterday highlights the unacceptable consequences of the proposed Pebble Mine on the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery and those that depend on it. After years of study, EPA amassed… More »

Pebble: Spills, Tailings, Seepage Fact Sheet

February 13, 2019 • Earthworks

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 »

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 »

Donlin Gold Compensatory Mitigation Plan Comments

June 21, 2018 • Earthworks et al