Media Releases

President Trump’s Executive Order: A steamroller over communities, health & environment

August 15, 2017 • Earthworks

“President Trump’s executive order on infrastructure isn’t a ‘streamline’; it is a steam roller over our bedrock environmental protections at the expense of public health and communities. Ostensibly issued to speed the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure, today’s order instead weakens his administration’s enforcement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and provides another corporate giveaway at our expense.


Comments on BLM’s request for input on the Bureau’s planning and NEPA processes

July 24, 2017 • Earthworks

Factsheet – HR520: National Strategic & Critical Minerals Production Act

July 21, 2017 • Aaron Mintzes

Masquerading as a bill about “strategic and critical minerals,” HR 520 strips key water, health and community protections against the nation’s largest toxic polluter, the hardrock mining industry.

Media Releases

San Carlos Apache, Community & Environmental Groups Challenge Plans for Resolution Copper Mine Waste Site

September 16, 2016
PHOENIX, Ariz.— The San Carlos Apache Tribe and a coalition of community and environmental groups filed two related lawsuits in federal court today challenging a proposal to destroy public land on the Tonto National Forest near the Superstition Mountains with… More »

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Group letter opposing HR 1937

October 16, 2015

How to Write NEPA Scoping Comments

April 19, 2015 • Earthworks

Long Live the Grand Canyon: Court Bans Uranium Mining

October 10, 2014 • Blina Kruja

During his visit to the Grand Canyon in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt remarked upon the unique and rare beauty of the park:

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder…absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world.  I want to ask you to do one thing…in the interest of the country to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is…I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel, or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon.  Leave it as it is…What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American…should see.”


Protest of the Tres Rios Field Office Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement

November 7, 2013 • Earthworks et. al.