Support letter from Sámi Parliament

February 7, 2018 • Silje Karine Muotka

Support letter Norwegian Fishermen’s Association

February 7, 2018 • Norwegian Fishermen's Association


Nordic Mining has begun test drilling for a new open-pit rutile and garnet mine near the small community of Vevring on Norway’s west coast. If constructed, the mine would remove the top of the Engebø Mountain and dump 250 million… More »


Norwegian mining company Nussir ASA is pursuing a copper mine in the municipality of Kvalsund in northern county of Finnmark. If approved, the mine would annually dump an estimated 2 million tons of toxic mine waste into the Repparfjord and… More »

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Norway moratorium on mine waste dumping is welcome news – but leaves fjords at risk

January 24, 2018 • Ellen Moore
“Life in the fjord must be more important than profit,”  said Leftist Norwegian politician, Ola Elvestuen, during a February 2014 visit to Førdefjord. Elvestuen was visiting the site of a controversial mining project that would dump 250 million tonnes of hazardous waste… More »

Norway Mining Activists Face Trial

December 5, 2016 • Tina Andersen Vågenes

This week, I, along with nine other activists, went to trial for peacefully protesting a mining company’s proposal to dump mine waste into Norway’s iconic fjords. We pled not guilty, arguing that our act of civil disobedience was crucial to protect the Førde fjord.

Victory! No Lawsuit for Norway Mining Activists

April 11, 2016 • Tina Andersen Vågenes

In February, more than 100 people participated in civil disobedience actions to stop test drilling on the Engebø Mountain, near Førdefjord in Western Norway. Over 80 people were arrested and fined a total 100 000 pounds. The three-week action lasted three weeks was in protest of Nordic Mining’s controversial mining project, which would allow 250 million tons of mining tailings to be disposed of in the fjord.

Community rallies to oppose mine waste dumping in Norwegian Fjords

March 7, 2016 • Shreema Mehta

Norway is a country known for both its affluence and progressive policies. But despite its sterling reputation, its government makes a highly destructive allowance to the mining industry: it permits mining operations to allow the direct dumping of toxic mine waste into the country’s famous fjords.