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Norwegian Asset Manager Divests from Operator of Controversial Ramu Mine

May 12, 2020
Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), citing unacceptable levels of environmental damage. MCC operates the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine in Papua New Guinea, which dumps millions of tonnes of toxic mine waste into the ocean each year. Storebrand joins several other financial… More »
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Why Did a Norwegian Firm Ditch a Chinese Company Over What It’s Doing in Papua New Guinea?

May 12, 2020 • Ellen Moore
How’s this for a testament to the complex nature of globalization: Storebrand, Norway’s largest private asset manager, recently divested from Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), because the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine the company operates in Papua New Guinea dumps millions of… More »
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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 »
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Norwegian Government Sets Up Showdown with Activists Over Controversial Copper Mine

December 9, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On November 29th, the Norwegian government denied an attempt to block the construction of a new copper mine that will dump 30 million tonnes of mine waste into the Repparfjord, a designated National Salmon Fjord and traditional Sea Sámi fishing… More »

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Dear Norway: Protect Fjords Before Demanding Ocean Protection Abroad

October 21, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Right now, the Førdefjord in western Norway is a clean, beautiful fjord, bursting with life. It is a designated National Salmon Fjord, a valuable ecosystem that provides sustainable livelihoods and vital food resources for generations: the epitome of the healthy… More »
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Activists Bombard Norwegian Embassies to Protest Mine Approval

March 27, 2019 • Ellen Moore
This month, signatories to the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign declaration called out the Norwegian government’s decision to permit a toxic-waste-dumping mine in Sámi Indigenous territory. More than a dozen organizations from nine countries sent letters to Norwegian Embassies in the… More »
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Norway approves mine project that will destroy fjord and Indigenous Sámi 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 »
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Mine proposals that include marine waste dumping

October 16, 2018

Mine proposals that include marine waste dumping – Updated October 2018

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Stop financing ocean polluting

July 23, 2018 • Mads Løkeland and Jorunn Vallestad
Originally published and translated from Bergens Tiedende Garbage, pollution, climate change, destruction of habitats and the spreading of alien species: we learn more each day about the extent to which human activity is impacting the ocean. Dumping mining waste in… More »
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Eiliv Erdal

Eiliv Erdal Naustdal Norway Eiliv, a member of the Association of Norwegian Salmon River Owners, is fighting a proposed open-pit rutile and garnet mine that would dump nearly 250 million tonnes of waste into the Førdefjord, impacting fishing and tourist… More »
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Silje Karine Muotka, Saami Parliament

Silje Karine Muotka Alta, Norway Silje, a member of parliament in the indigenous Saami community, is fighting a proposed copper mine that would dump nearly 2 million tonnes of waste into the Repparfjord, impacting traditional livelihoods, human health, animals, and… More »
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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 »
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New Campaign Seeks End to Ocean Mine Waste Dumping

March 7, 2018
Today an international coalition of environmental and human rights groups announced the start of a new campaign to end the submarine disposal of hazardous mine waste, known as tailings. The practice smothers seabed floors and coral reefs, threatens fisheries, and harms human and wildlife health.
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A Norwegian, a Papua New Guinean and an American walk into a Bar

March 7, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Do you like riddles? Then try this one on for size: what does your wallet have in common with Papua New Guinea? Give up? OK, I’ll give you a hint: it’s got something to do with that little plastic rectangle… More »
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Support letter from Sámi Parliament

February 7, 2018 • Silje Karine Muotka