Tailings pipes from the Marcopper mine in Marinduque entering the sea at Calancan Bay.

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    Clean water and healthy aquatic ecosystems are essential to everyone

    And they are central to the cultural and spiritual practice of indigenous peoples around the world.

    Each year, mining companies dump over 220 million tonnes of tailings, or hazardous mine waste directly into oceans, rivers and lakes – putting communities, fisheries and ecosystems at risk. This practice has repeatedly proven to devastate the environment, and the people that depend on it for food, clean water and livelihoods.

    People around the world are suffering the harmful, and often irreparable consequences of aqueous tailings dumping. Although this dirty and unnecessary practice has been phased out in many parts of the world, mining companies still use it, governments still allow it, and some of the world’s largest banks and investment firms still finance it.

    Risking communities and ecosystems with toxic mine waste dumping is unnecessary. Any mine that cannot responsibly dispose of its waste should not be built in the first place.

    We support a global ban on the dumping of mine waste into oceans, rivers, and lakes. We oppose the financing of any mining project that would use this environmentally harmful practice.

    Act Now, Papua New Guinea
    Action for Ecology and People’s Emancipation (AEER), Indonesia
    Bismarck Ramu Group, Papua New Guinea
    BUND – Friends of the Earth Germany
    Campax
    Center for Biological Diversity, USA
    Center for International Environmental Law, USA
    Centar za životnu sredinu – Friends of the Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR) – Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea
    CESTA – Friends of the Earth El Salvador
    Defensa Ambiental del Noroeste, Mexico
    Deep Sea Mining Campaign
    EarthRights International, USA
    Earthworks, USA
    Framtiden i våre hender (Future in Our Hands), Norway
    Friends of the Earth Europe
    Friends of the Earth International
    Friends of the Earth Norway
    Friends of the Earth Scotland
    Friends of the Earth USA
    Focus Association for Sustainable Development, Slovenia
    Haiti Survie – Friends of the Earth Haiti
    Hnuti DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic
    Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)
    Ingénieurs Sans Frontières – Systèmes Extractifs et Environnement, France
    Jordens Vänner – Friends of the Earth Sweden
    Les Amis de la Terre – Friends of the Earth France
    Mineral Policy Institute, Australia
    MiningWatch Canada
    Mouvement Ecologique – Friends of the Earth Luxembourg
    Niparajá, Mexico
    Norske Lakseelver (Norwegian Salmon Rivers), Norway
    Norges Kystfiskarlag (Union for Norwegian Coastal Fisherman), Norway
    Oceana
    Oceana Chile
    Pacific Environment, USA
    Pro-Natura, Switzerland
    Seas at Risk, Belgium
    Sierra Club, USA
    SumOfUs, USA
    VZW Climaxi – Friends of the Earth Flanders
    Young Friends of the Earth Norway
    Young Friends of the Earth Europe

    To add your organization’s name to the declaration, contact Ellen Moore at [email protected]

    (Download this declaration as a pdf)

    Tell JPMorgan Chase to Ditch Ocean Dumping!

    All around the world, clean water is threatened by mining. Now, Norway’s iconic fjords are at risk.

    Take Action

    Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    July 29, 2021
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