Pandemic Profiteering: How Mining Companies Seek to Benefit from COVID-19

June 23, 2020 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
In March, as much of the world was beginning to grapple with the new reality of COVID-19 and country after country entered into lockdown, a small coalition of organizations dedicated to supporting mining-impacted communities came together to track and monitor… More »

Come on, Conic

June 16, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Canadian company goes silent on problems at its Ramu mine Since 2010, landowners in the path of the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine, and the accompanying refinery on Basamuk Bay, have opposed the use of ocean tailings dumping. They sued, and the… More »

WATCH: How a Peruvian Farmer Stood Down a Global Mining Giant

June 10, 2020 • Ellen Moore
On Tuesday, June 16th, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be screening MAXIMA, a documentary chronicling the incredible fight of Peruvian farmer, Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, who stopped Newmont Mining from building the Conga open pit mine on her… More »

Pearl Award for Environmental Health, Justice and Sustainability

May 29, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
I first met with Ann Cornell and the Cornell Douglas Foundation when I was still a relatively new Executive Director. I was excited to share Earthworks’ plans and hopeful to enlist new support for our mining reform efforts. I was… More »

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Earthworks Worker Solidarity Demands for the Oil, Gas, and Mining Sectors

May 22, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Executive Director Jennifer Krill and Policy Associate Raquel Dominguez. As we grapple with the impacts of COVID-19 on our health, our communities, and our economy, at Earthworks we extend our hand in solidarity to everyone… More »

Community Organizations in Haiti Say “NO” to Newmont

May 18, 2020 • Ellie Happel
Guest Blogger: Ellie Happel is the Director of the Haiti Project at the Global Justice Clinic, NYU School of Law, where she is an adjunct professor. The declaration was written by a number of activists and advocates in the Northwest… More »

Tailings Spill Exposed at Mexican Mine

May 14, 2020 • Jan Morrill
Failed cover-up reveals shortcomings of industry self-regulation The Mexican government has ordered mining company Exportaciones de Minerales de Topia (EMISTA) to close a zinc and lead mine in the municipality of Canelas, Durango after the company spilled close to 6,000… More »

Pebble Mine: Agency Experts Continue to Find Flaws and Unacceptable Impacts

May 13, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
The latest comments from state and federal agency experts confirm what we’ve known all along: the proposed Pebble Mine is a disastrous project that should not be permitted. In February, the Army Corps of Engineers released an update of its… More »