Indonesia: At the Crossroads of Mining, Climate and Human Rights

June 7, 2021
Employees from Brazil’s Ministry of Environment survey the damage of the tailings dam failure near Brumadinho, Brazil. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

Credibility Crisis: How The Mining Industry Co-Opted the Global Tailings Review

May 24, 2021 • Jan Morrill
After the deadly 2019 tailings dam failure in Brumadinho, Brazil that killed 272 people, investors from Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the mining industry, represented by the industry trade group the International Council… More »

Sociedad Civil y Usuarios de Oro Piden No Expansión de Barrick en la República Dominicana

May 4, 2021 • Global Justice Clinic * MiningWatch Canada * Earthworks
Hoy 88 organizaciones de más de 21 países publicaron una carta haciendo un llamado a República Dominicana y la Barrick Gold Corporation para que detengan la propuesta de expandir la mina de oro Pueblo Viejo. De igual manera, más de… More »

Civil Society and Downstream Users to Barrick: No Dominican Republic Expansion

May 4, 2021 • Global Justice Clinic * MiningWatch Canada * Earthworks
Today 88 organizations from more than 21 countries released a letter calling on the Dominican Republic and Barrick Gold Corporation to stop the proposed expansion of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine, while more than a dozen jewelry producers joined a… More »

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Safety Measures Continue to Lag as Mine Waste Piles Up

March 10, 2021 • Jan Morrill
Understanding tailings dam safety is important because people and ecosystems die when mine tailings dams fail. In 2019, a tailings dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil killing 272 people and dumping 9.7 million cubic meters of mine waste over the surrounding… More »

Indonesia Ditches Ocean Dumping

March 5, 2021 • Ellen Moore
The tides are turning.  Last year Indonesia was moving full steam ahead with plans to approve permits to dump 31 million tonnes of mine waste from nickel EV battery chemical processing plants into the biodiverse waters of the Coral Triangle.… More »

History of Mine Waste Failures in Serbia Sheds Light on New Threats

February 25, 2021 • Jan Morrill
This blog was co-written by Earthworks International Mining Campaigner Jan Morrill and Mirko Nikolić of the Institute for Culture & Society at Linköping University. In May of 2014 Serbia was hit by record rain: three months’ worth of rain, over… More »

Indonesia’s Move Away from Ocean Mine Waste Dumping Sets Example for Norway, Papua New Guinea

February 9, 2021 • Earthworks * Aksi Ekologi dan Emansipasi Rakyat
Background Nickel demand is expected to increase six-fold by 2030, driven in large part by demand for electric vehicle batteries. Last week Tesla, whose CEO Elon Musk famously promised a “giant contract” to any company able to source nickel “efficiently… More »