Media Releases

Statement on Pebble Mine Final Environmental Review

July 24, 2020
Background: Today, the Army Corps of Engineers released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) of the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold mine that threatens the largest and most productive wild salmon fishery on earth. Alaska’s Bristol Bay… More »
EARTHblog

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 »
EARTHblog

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 »
EARTHblog

Ambler Road Proposal: A Financial Boondoggle That Puts Alaska’s National Park Lands and Caribou at Risk

April 27, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
The Trump Administration is barreling forward with plans to approve a controversial 211-mile private mining road across federal public lands in northern Alaska. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is expected to issue a decision, approving a right-of-way for the… More »

We can't do this without you!

Donate now!

Donate Now

Media Releases

NEW REPORT: 80% of Alaska Metal Mines Polluted Water

March 10, 2020
Today Earthworks, along with four Alaska conservation, environmental health and justice organizations, released a report on the extensive record of spills and pollution violations at Alaska’s five major operating hardrock mines: Red Dog, Fort Knox, Pogo, Kensington and Greens Creek. Metal mining… More »
Publications

Alaska Metal Mines

March 10, 2020
EARTHblog

Earthworks Stands with Bristol Bay Alaska to Sue EPA for Abandoning Clean Water Protections for World’s Largest Wild Salmon Fishery

October 9, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
Earthworks is proud to stand today with Bristol Bay communities in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to abandon protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the world’s largest wild salmon fishery on behalf of the proposed Pebble Mine. The Bristol… More »
Media Releases

Groups sue EPA for gutting protections and clearing path for Pebble

October 9, 2019
ANCHORAGE (AK)—More than a dozen groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect Alaska fisheries, wildlife, jobs, communities, and ways of life from the proposed Pebble mine. The lawsuit is one of three charging the EPA with… More »
Publications

Pebble Mine: Unprecedented Waste Water Capture & Treatment Requirements

July 3, 2019 • Earthworks
Publications

Comments on the BLM, Bering Sea – Western Interior, DRAFT RMP and DRAFT EIS

June 11, 2019 • Earthworks
Publications

U.S. Operating Copper Mines: Failure to capture & treat wastewater

May 15, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
Media Releases

Securities Complaint: Northern Dynasty Minerals Misleading Investors Over Pebble

April 30, 2019 • Earthworks
Securities Complaint: Northern Dynasty Minerals Misleading Investors Over Pebble VANCOUVER–Today the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP), on behalf of Earthworks, filed a request for a compliance investigation into Northern Dynasty Minerals (TSX: NDM, NYSE American: NAK). The letters to… More »
EARTHblog

Pebble Mine: Unprecedented Waste Water and Perpetual Pollution

February 26, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
The Army Corps of Engineers has just released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Pebble Mine. Northern Dynasty is proposing a “smaller” mine plan, but don’t be fooled. They intend to expand if they receive a permit,… More »
Media Releases

Pebble enviro impact statement proves EPA right, mine incompatible with salmon

February 22, 2019
“The draft environmental impact statement the Army Corps of Engineers released yesterday highlights the unacceptable consequences of the proposed Pebble Mine on the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery and those that depend on it. After years of study, EPA amassed… More »
Publications

Pebble: Spills, Tailings, Seepage Fact Sheet

February 13, 2019 • Earthworks