Statement: Trump Admin’s Last-Minute Mining Decisions Must Be Reversed

January 15, 2021
Background: As part of a slew of rushed actions by the outgoing Trump administration, today the US Forest Service published the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision on a controversial land swap that would allow Resolution Copper,… More »

Earthworks Executive Director’s statement on violence in the U.S. Capitol

January 7, 2021 • Jennifer Krill
The white supremacists who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building violently assaulted American democracy and provided a shameful culmination to the Trump presidency. Earthworks condemns the fatal attack that forced elected lawmakers out of the Capitol as they were certifying the… More »

New Analysis Finds Oil And Gas Liquid Waste Continues to be used on Roads Despite Close of Hazardous Waste Loophole 

December 21, 2020
Contact: Liz Moran (518) 610-1828, [email protected]; Melissa Troutman (724) 388-0464, [email protected]; Eric Weltman (617) 304-5330, [email protected] NEW ANALYSIS FINDS OIL AND GAS LIQUID WASTE CONTINUES TO BE USED  ON ROADS DESPITE CLOSURE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE LOOPHOLE  On first day of… More »

Mining Reform: Learning From the Past to Better the Future

December 1, 2020 • Raquel Dominguez
In 1872, the same year Susan B Anthony was arrested for voting, the US Congress passed the General Mining Act. This law governing public lands hardrock mining (i.e. gold, silver, copper) has not been meaningfully updated since. Its purpose, to… More »

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STATEMENT: Earthworks Opposes Adding Mining to FAST-41

December 1, 2020
The Trump Administration is trying to force mining into the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST-41) program, which was  established by legislation passed in 2015 to fund and expedite permitting for infrastructure projects. This proposal disingenuously exploits that legislation. In 2018, seven… More »

A just and more equitable clean energy future now within reach

November 7, 2020
“Earthworks congratulates President-elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris on their hard-fought and historic victory. “The result of this year’s election is, among many things, a rebuke of four years of the Trump administration’s rejection of science and prioritization of corporate… More »

All Votes Must Be Counted

November 4, 2020
“In order for elections to be free and fair, all votes must be counted. “Otherwise, our democracy and the idea of a government ‘of the people, for the people, by the people’ is in doubt. Leaving votes uncounted threatens the… More »

To protect the environment, we need a functioning democracy

October 22, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
In order to fulfill Earthworks’ mission to protect communities and the environment, the United States needs a functioning democracy that is responsible to the people it governs. People are inextricably part of the environment, and the environment is significantly affected… More »