Indonesia Ditches Ocean Dumping
The tides are turning. Last year Indonesia was moving full steam ahead with plans to approve permits to dump 31 million tonnes of mine waste from nickel EV battery chemical processing plants into the biodiverse waters of the Coral Triangle.… More »
For 2 global miners, ‘profitable production’ has meant devastation
Partners in Pollution Since 2000, the Batu Hijau copper-gold mine on Sumbawa Island in Indonesia has dumped 720 million tonnes of toxic tailings into the Senunu Bay in the Indian Ocean. Until 2016, the mine was majority owned and operated… More »
Earthworks’ newest campaign is hitting ocean dumpers where it counts. This March, Earthworks launched the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign to demand financial institutions cut ties with companies that dump mine waste into the ocean. Each year mining companies dump 220+… More »
Mining Company Works to Remove Legal Protections for Sumatran Rainforest
What happens when more than a million hectares of protected Sumatran rainforest stand in the way of mining development? For East Asia Minerals Corporation, the answer is to remove those protections.