New El Paso Gas Plant: JP Morgan locking in climate destruction for the next 20 years

August 4, 2020 • Miguel Escoto
El Paso Electric Co. (EPE)–a private equity firm owned by JP Morgan Chase Bank–is profiting off the Permian Basin’s unprecedented level of fracking. By adding a new gas plant, they are locking in El Paso’s climate destruction for the next… More »

Indigenous Communities in Chile Raise Concerns about Public Health Risks Posed by Mining Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 28, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
A recently published report, Public Health Emergency in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Chile and its impact on the Rights of Original Peoples, co-produced by a number of Indigenous organizations and Chilean NGOs, covers the disproportionate and structurally-aggravated… More »

Workers at Industrial Copper-Cobalt Mining Companies in DRC at Risk During COVID19 crisis

July 28, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
Last month, in the wake of serious reports of worker mistreatment in industrial copper-cobalt mines, ten Congolese and International NGOs alongside the Congolese affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union wrote a public letter addressing thirteen industrial copper and cobalt operators in… More »

Delay and Defeat: Four Pipelines in Seven Days

July 16, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Aaron Mintzes, Nadia Steinzor, and Ethan Buckner.  Over the Independence Day weekend, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced they will abandon their proposed $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The week before, June 30, the… More »

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Barrick's Goldstrike tailings pond in Nevada, US. Photo: Ecoflight

When it Comes to Storing Mine Waste, Safety Must Come First

July 15, 2020 • Jan Morrill
On Tuesday June 30th, Earthworks joined 150 scientists, frontline communities, and environmental and human rights organizations to release a set of 16 guidelines for safer management of mine waste with the goal of protecting communities and the environment from catastrophic… More »

Earthworks Supports the Black Lives Matter Movement

July 2, 2020 • Raquel Dominguez
Earthworks is committed to climate justice and environmental justice in order to improve the health, safety and well-being of all communities. Yet the cruel, inhumane treatment of Black and brown people in the U.S. today makes it extremely difficult to… More »

French Energy Giant Total Declares War on Texas Toddlers

June 26, 2020 • Sharon Wilson
This true story is filled with enough hubris, greed, unchecked power, a plague, and questionable relationships to fill a Greek tragedy. French energy giant TEP Barnett (Total) cannot drill in France where fracking is banned due to the harmful effects… More »

Morgan Stanley Drops Pebble Mine Shares

June 25, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
The global investment banking firm, Morgan Stanley, has dropped 99% of its shareholdings in Northern Dynasty, the Canadian company behind the proposed Pebble Mine—a massive copper and gold mine that threatens the world’s largest wild salmon fishery at the headwaters… More »