Tell the EPA to Protect Bristol Bay from Mining!

Although the Army Corps of Engineers rejected Pebble Mine’s permit, Northern Dynasty has appealed the decision. It’s now clear that the company will fight to develop the Pebble Mine until lasting protections are in place—something we now have an opportunity to secure.
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Spring 2021 Earthworks Journal

April 12, 2021

Pebble Mine: Investors worth $105 billion join the call for lasting protection for Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

April 7, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
This week, a group of fifty investors, worth over $105 billion, spoke out against the controversial Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska – a massive copper and gold mine that threatens the world’s largest and most productive wild salmon fishery.  These… More »

Fort Belknap Indian Community, Conservation Groups Challenge Mining Plan

April 1, 2021
Zortman Exploration Could Worsen Contamination of Tribes’ Water, Land Harlem, Montana — Faced with the prospect of more mining in an area that has already experienced devastating health and environmental impacts from past mining, the Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC)… More »

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Statement by Earthworks’ Mining Program Director Payal Sampat on the Corporate Statement Supporting a Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining

March 31, 2021
Today BMW, Volvo, Samsung, and Google announced their support for a moratorium on deep sea mining and announced their commitment to not source minerals from the deep seabed. They added their support for “reducing demand for primary metals, transitioning to a resource-efficient,… More »

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March 31, 2021 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello

Biden Build Back Better plan is environmental, climate initiative too

March 31, 2021
“President Biden’s Build Back Better plan is an environmental and climate initiative, too. Cleaning up abandoned mines and orphaned oil and gas wells creates jobs by cleaning our water and climate. But the $16 billion proposed must only be a… More »

Oak Flat Environmental Review Put on Ice

March 25, 2021 • Pete Dronkers
On March 1, the US Forest Service did what numerous groups asked them to do: withdraw the incredibly flawed Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) which would have allowed the Resolution Copper Mine to proceed under a land exchange. The exchange… More »