VICTORY! Peruvian Supreme Court Acquits Máxima Acuña de Chaupe

VICTORY! Peruvian Supreme Court Acquits Máxima Acuña de Chaupe

Press Release. 3 May 2017 Earthworks – Sum of Us Washington, DC — Today, the Supreme Court of Peru upheld a lower court decision in favor of local farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and her family in their fight to protect their land near the proposed Conga gold mine. The Conga...

Infographic: Tailings Dumping in Water Systems

Infographic: Tailings Dumping in Water Systems

This visual fact sheet from Earthworks shows how, in some parts of the world, mining companies directly dump this mine waste into rivers, lakes and oceans. In fact, mining companies are dumping more than 180 million tonnes of hazardous mine waste each year into the world’s waterways, threatening vital bodies of water with...

Save Dory’s home from toxic mine waste!

Save Dory’s home from toxic mine waste!

  • Written on: 17 June 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

The spunky Dory from the movie Finding Dory is a blue tang – a royal blue tropical fish that lives in the South Pacific Ocean, where mining companies are dumping toxic mine waste. TAKE ACTION: Help save Dory’s home! Show your support by signing this petition. Mining companies operating in...

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

A new study by Earthworks has demonstrated that since 1960 ‘serious’ and ‘very serious’ failures at Tailings Storage Facilities have increased, despite industry claims to the contrary. This means that the impacts of tailings dam failures are becoming increasingly more grievous. In a keynote address at a 2011 tailings conference,...

Earthworks and US Citizens Expose Fracking Pollution

Earthworks and US Citizens Expose Fracking Pollution

A Film by Earthworks Using a cutting edge FLR Thermal Camera, communities in the USA- in partnership with NGO Earthworks- are exposing the invisible fracking pollution caused by the oil and gas industry. There are over 1 million active oil and gas wells in the US. By putting this camera...