Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions.
Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.
How We Work
We fulfill our 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.
We expose the health, environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of mining and energy extraction through work informed by sound science.
Earthworks expertise was critical in the work of the Turquoise Trail Preservation Trust’s stopping stop Santa Fe Gold’s proposed gold mine in the Ortiz Mountains. Santa Fe Gold went bankrupt in August, 2015.
The photo shows where the mine would have taken place: a 1200 foot pit over three stories high and half a mile long, using 120,000,000 gallons of water a year.