Community and Environmental Concerns not “Pertinent” to Pan American Silver’s Business

May 17, 2021 • Ellen Moore
Vancouver-based mining company Pan American Silver held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 12th: the final shareholder meeting for retiring founder and Board Chair Ross Beaty. To shareholders attending online, Beaty narrated a glowing chronicle of Pan American Silver’s… 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 »

The Congressional Review Act: Exxon’s Saga of Empty Rhetoric Continues

May 10, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
Two weeks ago the senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution – by a vote of 52-42 – to undo the Trump Administration’s methane regulation rollbacks. If the resolution is passed in the House of Representatives and is signed… More »
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 »

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Sourcing Battery Metals Without New Mining

April 27, 2021 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
Today, Earthworks is releasing a new report which demonstrates the potential for recycling to offset demand for newly mined metals in the EV battery supply chain. This reduction in demand is necessary to relieve the mounting pressure on mining-affected communities… More »

Exxon’s Climate Strategy: from Denial to Delay

April 23, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
For decades ExxonMobil has known the realities of their role in creating the climate crisis. Rather than acting on their own science, they spent a fortune trying to deny it. Today investors, foreign importers, and consumers are calling on major oil… More »

US Climate Commitments have been made, what’s next?

April 22, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Today President Joe Biden laid out his long awaited climate target, known as Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), for the United States reentry into the Paris Agreement. The NDC announced today commits the U.S. to cut overall greenhouse gas emissions over… More »

Earth Day Impact: Support Frontline Communities

April 22, 2021 • Sophie Shemas
As vaccines started to roll out this spring, several of our field advocates have been able to safely travel within their states and use our optical gas imaging cameras to make visible the normally invisible air pollution from oil and… More »