Oil & Gas Companies Can’t Greenwash the Climate Crisis Away

November 24, 2020 • Josh Eisenfeld
The oil and gas industry has repeatedly proven it cannot be trusted. For decades, they have been undermining public trust in climate science to obstruct government action that might negatively affect their bottom line. Unfortunately, they were all too successful.… More »

Reject Newman 6 and Choose a Clean Energy Future for the Sun City

November 13, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was authored by Dr. David J. Garcia of Chaparral Parents in Action.  My dear friends, my name is Dr. David J. Garcia, I am a resident of Chaparral, New Mexico and a member of the Chaparral Parents in… More »

We’re Going to See More Failures: Central Asia Metals’ Tailings Spill

November 9, 2020 • Jan Morrill
Is there a connection between climate change and tailings dam failures? S&P Global looked into this question recently, and found that as water scarcity and flooding become more erratic and severe with climate change, tailings dams become more dangerous. As… More »

5 Years After Disaster, Communities Are Still Fighting for Their Rights

November 5, 2020 • Jan Morrill
The tailings dam collapse at the Samarco mine in Mariana, Brazil has been called the worst ecological disaster the country has ever seen. On November 3, 2015, a 40 million cubic meter avalanche of mine waste killed 19 people and… More »

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Papua New Guinea says “No” to ocean dumping

October 30, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Faced with widespread and unrelenting local opposition, the Papua New Guinea government indicated it would put the brakes on plans to dump 13 million tonnes of mine waste from the Wafi-Golpu mine into the Huon Gulf. Unfortunately, the environmental minister… More »

El Parlamento Xinka anuncia avance importante en el proceso de consulta sobre la mina Escobal, rechaza la mala fe de Pan American Silver

October 27, 2020 • Ellen Moore
In English El 15 de octubre, el Parlamento del Pueblo Xinka anunció que las autoridades del gobierno guatemalteco han aceptado finalmente sus representantes elegidos para participar en un proceso de consulta sobre la mina Escobal. Junto con otros acuerdos, esto… More »

Xinka Parliament Announces Breakthrough in Escobal Mine Consultation Process, Rejects Pan American Silver’s Bad Faith

October 27, 2020 • Ellen Moore
En Español On October 15, 2020, the Xinka Parliament announced that Guatemalan authorities have finally recognized their representatives elected to participate in a consultation on the Escobal silver mine. Along with other agreements, this breakthrough could allow the court-ordered process… 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 »