Just Minerals

Just Minerals: Safeguarding protections for community rights, sacred places, and public lands from the unfounded push for mining expansion

June 17, 2021
Just Minerals

New Report Calls for Minerals Policy Reform and Recycling for Clean Energy Economy

June 17, 2021
Today Earthworks published a new report outlining how current federal minerals policy conflicts with the Biden administration’s clean energy and environmental justice agendas, and how those policies must change to ensure minerals are sourced in a way that better protects… More »

Senate should confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as Bureau of Land Management Director

June 8, 2021
Statement: “The Senate should swiftly confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as the director of the Bureau of Land Management. Stone-Manning has the experience necessary to make wise decisions about lands held in trust for all Americans, particularly when it comes to mining… More »

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Puts Hold on Alaska Public Lands Give-Away

May 11, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
Alaska Tribes, Community Members and Conservation Groups Share Their Appreciation In the last two weeks of the Trump Administration, the Interior Department rushed to open up tens of millions of acres of public lands to mining and oil and gas… More »

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In May 2019 at the Frontline Oil and Gas Conference in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Photo credit, Jennifer Krill

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Epidemic

May 3, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Indigenous Cabinet Secretary, announced the creation of the Missing and Murdered Unit in the Bureau of Indian Affairs to increase resources dedicated to addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls… More »

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 »

STIBNITE GOLD MINE: New mine plan needs a new environmental review!

March 18, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
The massive open-pit Stibnite Mine would use cyanide to extract gold on public lands in the headwaters of Idaho’s Salmon River—one of the most cherished and economically important waterways in the northwest. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the… More »

Haaland confirmed as 1st Native American Interior Secretary

March 15, 2021
Statement of Earthworks Executive Director Jennifer Krill Today by a bipartisan 51-40 vote the Senate confirmed US Rep. Debra Haaland to become the first Native American Secretary of the Interior in U.S. history. The Interior Department oversees the country’s public… More »