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EARTHWORKS

The Problem:

Extractive industries imperil everything that relies upon a clean environment: public health, fish and wildlife, and the global climate. The scale of modern resource extraction is mind-boggling. Mines can be thousands of feet deep and miles across and visible from outer space; oil and gas wells are drilled from horizon to horizon. The number and type of threats are extremely long-lasting.

The Solution:

Earthworks focuses on the most significant threats to our most precious resources and fights to make sure that they are protected for future generations.

  • Protecting Land - Prevent and minimize the landscape scale destruction that too often accompanies resource extraction.
  • Protecting Water - prevent the irresponsible mining and drilling that contaminates our rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater.
  • Protecting Air - Although air pollution from resource extraction is out of sight, for impacted communities (and Earthworks) it’s never out of mind.

Earthworks fulfills its mission by working with communities and grassroots groups to reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption. They expose the health, environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of mining and energy extraction through work informed by sound science.

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