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Mining Pollution Limits Access to Clean Water in Papua New Guinea

A new report documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

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Project Drives Sustainability Commitments From Guinea’s Bauxite Mining Industry

In response to guidance from Earth Institute researchers, the largest mining companies in Guinea have committed to sharing sustainability best practices.

by |September 11, 2018

Rules Would Require More Environmental Risk Disclosure in Mining

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed changes to its disclosure requirements for mining companies that could increase the liability potential of companies that fail to accurately disclose environmentally related risks to their investors.

by |August 10, 2016

Deep Sea Drilling Rules and the Transition from Fossil Fuels

The now reorganized Minerals Management Service (MMS) was responsible for generating revenues by leasing federal lands for mining, or drilling, and then regulating the same mining operations it sold leases to. That is an inherent conflict of interest, but it gets worse: The MMS was a revolving door for fossil fuel companies.

by |April 13, 2015