STATEMENT from Aaron Mintzes, Senior Policy Counsel, Earthworks on HR 520, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act

February 15, 2018 • Earthworks
“We need to reform our mining laws, which are hopelessly out of date, but not loosen oversight. Communities across the country live with mining pollution , and taxpayers -- not the polluters -- too often pay for cleanup. We need accountability. We need to hold mining companies responsible for their pollution to protect communities and save taxpayer dollars.

Trump “Infrastructure” Scam Threatens Clean Air, Water and Public Lands

February 12, 2018 • Earthworks
Masquerading as a plan to bolster our nation’s aging infrastructure, President Trump’s proposal is actually a dangerous rollback of our bedrock environmental laws.

Support letter from Sámi Parliament

February 7, 2018 • Silje Karine Muotka

Support letter Norwegian Fishermen’s Association

February 7, 2018 • Norwegian Fishermen's Association

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Call to ban dumping of mine waste into oceans, rivers and lakes

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