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View of the Tulsequah River, looking east towards the confluence with Taku River.
(Photo courtesy of Chris Miller / Trout Unlimited)
Press Release June 27, 2016

Alaskan and Canadian Groups Petition Secretary of the Interior to Investigate Mines in British Columbia

Groups say threats to Pacific salmon, steelhead, grizzly bears, and woodland caribou, undermine U.S. conservation treaties

Rainbow smelt, whitefish, and trout are also plentiful in the Kuskokwim.
(Dave Cannon)
feature November 2, 2021

Donlin Gold Mine Jeopardizes a Way of Life in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Alaska Native Tribes who live downstream from the proposed Donlin mine site are facing off against the existential threat the gold mine poses.

Press Release: Victory January 13, 2011

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Vetoes Proposed Spruce No. 1 Mountaintop Removal Mine in West Virginia

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an historic step by vetoing the water pollution permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Spruce No. 1 Mine project in West Virginia, one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed in Appalachia. With today’s action to enforce the law, EPA Administrator Lisa…

Press Release: Victory March 17, 2007

National Precedent in Clean Water Act Ruling

Federal court says Army Corps violated Act by letting mine kill Alaska lake

Press Release December 7, 2022

Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park

Senate must pass permanent Grand Canyon mining ban before 117th Congress ends

The Ce:wi Duag (the O’odham name for the Santa Rita Mountains) located south of Tucson, AZ is a place of great cultural and ecological significance to the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and other tribes.
(Joesboy / Getty Images)
Press Release May 15, 2019

Tribes Seek Injunction against Hudbay Minerals’ Colossal Copper Mine Set to Desecrate Burial Grounds and Sacred Sites

The Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and the Hopi Tribe ask judge for emergency measure to stop destruction that will wipe out Tribes’ priceless heritage in mere months

Press Release: Victory January 31, 2023

EPA Issues Landmark Clean Water Act Decision Protecting Bristol Bay Watershed from Pebble Mine

EPA decision protects Bristol Bay waters from becoming a dumping ground for mine waste; effectively rebuffing the threat of Pebble Mine

Press Release September 12, 2005

Kensington Gold Mine Violates Clean Water Act

Mine waste disposal sets precedent for new way to pollute Alaska’s waters

Press Release November 23, 2011

Coal Mines Clouding America’s Air

Lawsuit filed against EPA to protect public health, safety, and the climate from coal mine air pollution

Press Release April 30, 2013

EPA Fails To Address Deadly Coal Mine Pollution

EPA’s do-nothing approach threatens climate, public health and welfare, groups allege

Press Release March 24, 2014

Supreme Court Rejects Coal Industry Attack on the EPA’s Power to Protect Clean Water

Refuses to hear baseless case against the EPA for blocking extreme WV mountaintop removal mine

Press Release April 5, 2023

Southwest Alaska Tribes Sue in Federal Court to Halt the Donlin Gold Mine

The massive proposed open-pit gold mine and its toxic chemicals threaten salmon, human health, and the Tribes’ traditional ways of life

Sockeye salmon race through the Alagnak River in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed.
(Photo courtesy of Fish Eye Guy Photography)
feature January 31, 2023

Alaska’s Bristol Bay & The Pebble Mine

An open-pit mine threatened one of the last places on Earth where wild salmon still thrive. We will protect Bristol Bay, one of our world's surviving great ecosystems.

The site of the Spruce No. 1 mine, in West Virginia.
(Photo Courtesy of Vivian Stockman / OVEC; Flyover courtesy SouthWings)
Press Release: Victory September 30, 2014

Federal Court Upholds EPA Veto of Spruce Mountaintop Removal Mine

Finds coal industry’s case against EPA action baseless

The Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
(Cecil Sanders / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release July 8, 2016

Mat-Su Residents Celebrate Court Decision on Coal Mine Permit

Decision gives residents voice on controversial Wishbone Hill Coal Mine

Press Release: Victory November 2, 2007

Court Refuses To Re-hear Kensington Mine Decision

Clean Water Act preserved as Ninth Circuit protects lake from mine tailings

Press Release: Victory August 24, 2006

Court Stops Destruction of Alaskan Lake by Mining Company

Allows other mining activities to proceed

Press Release June 16, 2010

Coalition Calls on EPA to Set National Limits on Air Pollution from U.S. Coal Mines

Mines endanger public health, safety, and the climate