In April 2014, a group of individuals resurrected an association, renamed it the Aberdeen Neighbourhood Association and brought in a consultant to help in the restructuring. The Aberdeen Neighbourhood Association’s mission is to develop a vibrant,healthy, and cohesive community in the Aberdeen Hills Neighbourhood. An important subcommittee is the Ajax Sub‐committee to review the Proposal presented by KGHM AJAX to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
Advocating and educating for the benefit of all Livingkind now and for generations to come. Clean Air Water and Soil is our CAWS. If we all protected OUR CAWS above all else our quality of life and food supply would be sustaining. If CAWS was a political platform we would transform the world.
Founded in 2006, the Alliance for Appalachia is a regional coalition of grassroots, non-profit organizations with the goals of ending mountaintop removal, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies, and creating a sustainable, just Appalachia. They believe their campaign to abolish mountaintop removal mining is an important element of the national effort for progressive, systemic change in our nation’s economic, energy, and environmental policies.
Social justice coalition of environmental, antipoverty, church, organized labour, women’s groups and interested individuals. Mining focus dependent on interest of members and availability of resources but largely focused on mining policy, economic rent, closure and reclamation.
Apache Stronghold is working to protect religious freedom and sacred sites at Apache Leap and Oak Flat from Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper Project. Walk to Save Oak Flat was founded in 2015 to raise awareness and opposition to the proposal.
The Arizona Mining Coalition is comprised of Arizona groups and individuals that work to ensure that responsible mining contributes to healthy communities, a healthy environment, and, when all costs are factored in, is a net benefit to Arizona. The Arizona Mining Coalition expects the mining industry to clean up after itself, comply full and in the spirit of safeguards in place to protect Arizona, and to interact in a transparent and open manner with Arizona citizens.
Barriere Lake Solidarity has been working with the Algonquins of Barriere Lake since 2008. The Algonquins of Barriere Lake are a First Nation who hunt, fish, trap, and harvest on more than 10,000 square kilometers in Quebec. Barriere Lake Solidarity acts in support of efforts that are led by community members in the protection of their territory and the well-being of their community. They assist the community in opposing mining on their territory, as well as in asserting a decisive role in determining what forestry takes place. They also have assisted the community in recent years in resisting government intervention in the community’s governance process.
Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building sustainable and healthy communities. BMWC was formed in 2001 by a group of young inter-tribal, inter-ethnic people dedicated to addressing issues of water depletion, natural resource exploitation, and health promotion within Navajo and Hopi communities. Over our past 10 years BMWC has transformed from a small student group to a well-established organization that is a recognized leader in energy and environmental justice issues across the southwest and the country.
The British Columbia Environmental Network (BCEN) is a network of community-based BC organizations working for a healthier BC since 1981. BCEN advocates for environmental responsibility and community participation in activities leading to ecological sustainability,and aim to strengthen the grassroots voice in British Columbia. To this end, they facilitate communication among environmental groups, other sectors, and individuals working on environmental issues.
The Brooks Range Council is made up of Alaskans who first came together the summer of 2012 to defend the Brooks Range from the industrialization of a major road proposal. They’re taking action because the state of Alaska and powerful mining interests seek to exploit the southern Brooks Range with large scale, open pit copper mining operations. Their heritage, way of life, and the fish, moose, and caribou that feed and sustain many of them are at stake.
Cabinet Resource Group is a Northwest Montana grassroots environmental organization started in 1976, located in the Kootenai National Forest near the pristine Cabinet Wilderness Area. Their primary focus has been preventing a dam at Kootenai Falls followed by battling the now closed Troy mine and proposed Rock Creek mine in Noxon. They have also sponsored local youth camps, hikes, and educational events.
We hope to be part of a national movement to stop extreme energy extraction of all kinds. There are currently three communities in our valley that are threatened by coal mines that are in various stages of leasing and permitting, but there is currently no coal being extracted.
We appear to have just won a major victory against the mine that was closest to “development.” Usibelli Coal’s permit to mine at Wishbone Hill has been declared invalid by the federal Office of Surface Mining thanks to comments made at a public hearing by a Castle Mountain Coalition supporter.
Although a recent graduate in doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, I am a long term Yukon resident and my consulting company CCSG Associates has been involved in a variety of diverse mining related projects, research, advocacy, policy and regulation development, grassroots organizing and outreach in northern, national and international contexts. I have held it as my goal to work as a translator between academia, industry, policy and community-based values to achieve substantive work that has meaning on many different levels, with my skills as a researcher on the ground and in the books with a local focus.
The Chilkat Indian Village is a federally recognized tribal government. The people of Klukwan live in a small, ancient, Alaska Native village positioned on the banks of the Chilkat River in Southeast Alaska. Klukwan is located twenty-two miles north of Haines, Alaska and is on the Haines Highway with connections to Haines, Haines Junction, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Canada, and the Continental United States. The name Klukwan is taken from the Tlingit phrase “Tlakw Aan” which literally means “Ancient Village.” As of the census of 2000, there were 139 people, 44 households, and 31 families.
Children of the Taku Society (COTTS) is a volunteer non-profit society based out of the Yukon. Many of the members live in the heart of Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) traditional territory, in or near Atlin, B.C. Children of the Taku have joined with Taku River Tlingit First Nation to restore and protect the culture, traditions and heritage of the TRTFN in traditional territory. COTTS works with TRTFN leadership and citizens to protect the benefits, health, productivity and integrity of their traditional territory for future generations.
The Committee for Future Generations was founded in 2011 by a group of citizens concerned that northern Saskatchewan communities are being aggressively targeted by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization to store Canada’s nuclear waste.
Through educational and artistic programming, oral history projects, scientific research and advocacy, the Comstock Residents Association’s mission is to serve as the citizen stewards of the Landmark. Their principal focus is to preserve and protect the 17,000 plus acres of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark (VCNHL) and its timeless cultural communities of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton Nevada.
Concerned Citizens & Retired Miners is a grassroots group of citizens who reside in Superior, AZ or are affiliated with relatives who are residents; are retired hard-rock miners who previously worked in the now non-operational mine in Superior, AZ and were displaced; or are individuals concerned that important public and is being conveyed to a foreign mining company for private use. Specifically, the organization opposes the federal exchange land bill that would give Oak Flat campground to Rio Tinto and BHP regardless of the findings of the NEPA analyses.
Concerned Citizens of Quesnel Lake (CCQL) was founded in 2015 in response to the environmental tailings pond disaster and ongoing discharge of mine waste from the Mount Polley Mine into Quesnel Lake. CCQL seeks to make the British Columbia Government and the Mining Industry responsible and accountable.
Copper Country Alliance formed in 1992 to help protect the wild and rural environment of the Copper River Basin/Wrangell Mountains region of Alaska. It is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit corportation, headquartered in Kenny Lake, Alaska.
The Council for Public Health in Mining Communities was founded in March 2013 to protect and improve public health for mining-affected communities, promote responsible mining development practices, and use community-based research to determine health impacts caused by mining and determine appropriate mitigation methods and advocacy to achieve improved health conditions.
Dakota Rural Action was formed in 1987 to respond to the devastation wrought by the 1980’s farm crisis on farmers, ranchers, and rural main street businesses in South Dakota. Dakota Rural Action is a grassroots, family agriculture and conservation group that organizes South Dakotans to protect our family farmers and ranchers, natural resources and unique way of life.
We know that communities are experts about the problems and solutions affecting their lives. DataCenter helps surface that knowledge in ways that develop leadership, increase community power, and generate momentum for social change. As marginalized communities take the tools and power of research into their own hands, they surface accurate information about the urgent and pressing conditions of their lives, and they encourage others to do the same.
Duluth for Clean Water is an all-volunteer 501c4 organization seeking a healthy future for the St. Louis River and Lake Superior watershed. They oppose the Glencore/PolyMet copper sulfide mining proposal as too risky. They know that Minnesota can do better.
Forest Protection Allies, which is based in the Quesnel River Watershed, takes action to protect land, forests, water, air and life for future generations. Their mission is the transformation of corporate industrial fibre, mineral, wildlife and cultural mining in BC. Since it’s inception the Imperial Metals Mt. Polley mine has disrupted and tainted their mission.
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is a Minnesota non-profit conservation organization with the mission to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. Hardrock mineral exploration is increasing across northeastern Minnesota, and proposed projects at the edges of the wilderness threaten the region’s clean water, cultural resources, and tourism and outdoor recreation economies.
Friends of the Stikine Society, founded in 1980, is a grass roots organisation that has had success in helping stop devastating hydro dam proposals, and now works to keep development to a sane and environmentally secure level. We are a charitable organisation based in Victoria, BC, networked with First Nations and other ENGO’s to conserve as much as possible, of one of the last roadless wild areas on our planet.
Currently, activity in the area is somewhat curtailed as far as a mine is concerned. However, it is most likely that Aquila is seeking another mining company to take over that part of the process. Time will tell…
Haul No! was founded in 2016 out of the realization that no organization was addressing the threat that uranium ore transport poses to native and rural communities on the haul route from the Canyon Mine in Arizona to the White Mesa Mill in Utah. Their team members have protested the Canyon Mine through administrative processes and litigation efforts over the last five years; and have now come together to form a community-based line of defense in the event that the legal system fails to stop the Canyon Mine’s operation.
The mission of High County Citizens’ Alliance is to champion the protection, conservation and preservation of the natural ecosystems within the Upper Gunnison River Basin. We achieve our goals by integrating expert analysis and scientific research with environmental education, informed debate and policy participation.
KAIROS, founded in 2001, is a grassroots organization based in Toronto and made up of eleven national churches and church organizations, twenty three international partner organizations, and Indigenous partner organizations in Canada. KAIROS works for Indigenous rights, ecological and social justice, and human rights in Canada and globally, relying on our strong international partnerships.
Kamloops Area Preservation Association is committed to preserving and protecting their city’s environment and adjacent environmentally-sensitive areas. They support economic activity which conforms with Kamloops’ image as a healthy place in which to live, surrounded by a beautiful environment. They are concerned about a belt of mineralization that exists under part of the city and just to the south of the city.
Kamloops Moms For Clean Air had its beginning in 2012. The catalyst of greatest influence in their formation was the proposal for an open pit copper and gold mine to be built approximately 2 kilometers from one of their community’s elementary schools and surrounding neighbourhoods. Kamloops Moms For Clean Air uses the power of moms to protect and improve the air in Kamloops. Their mission is to ensure that their children have a healthy environment in which to grow and flourish.
The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation aims to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal. We believe a better future requires everyday people to come together and recognize their power to make long-term, lasting change.
Founded in 2014, the mission of the Kipawa Lake Preservation Society is to preserve the Kipawa watershed as it is, environmentally healthy and unpolluted, through constant dialogue, education and protective initiatives that involve the local population, general public, government officials and corporations directly or indirectly related to the Kipawa Watershed.
Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition is a volunteer citizen group concerned about air quality degradation. They formalized as a non-profit December 2016 and have about thirty-five members, many of whom have followed air quality issues since 2013 when Rio Tinto’s Kitimat smelter received their permit to emit up to 42 tonnes of sulphur dioxide per day. This is the main focus of their group at present but they anticipate future issues of cumulative effects with a pending LNG plant.
Founded in 1993, the LACSE is a non-profit, grassroots environmental organization of concerned tribal members and residents of Laguna and Acoma pueblos working in unity to empower their communities on the impacts of resource development, especially uranium mining, on human and cultural life. This includes the protection of sacred cultural sites and areas, including Mt. Taylor, a mountain sacred to Laguna and Acoma as well as other Indigenous peoples of New Mexico.
Limerick Area Conservation Coalition is working to stop a mining project in the middle of their cottage country community. They are concerned that the proposed low-grade, potentially acid generating, nickel-cobalt-copper mining project would irreparably alter or destroy their area.
The mission of Maverick County Environmental and Public Health Association is to protect Maverick County from the open pit coal mine owned and operated by Dos Repúblicas Coal Partnership due to the unacceptable risks it poses to health and welfare.
Native American Educational Technologies, Inc. began in the mid-1980’s during the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa verses Exxon battle over metallic sulfide mining in the Ceded Territory of northern Wisconsin. Since 2001, they have faced many tribal preservation struggles and partnered with many tribes, non-tribal environmental groups, and rural poor to help preserve the clean air, water, land, and traditional way of life for their treaty rights protected hunting/fishing and gathering.
The Native Justice Coalition was formed in 2016 with the intent of being a platform for healing, social, and racial justice for all Native American people. They seek to provide a safe and nurturing platform for Native people based in an anti-oppression framework, and to collaborate, first and foremost, with tribal governments, Native American non-profits, and other Native American-led community organizations. Their goal is to bring resources, initiatives, and programming into tribal communities that are creative, engaging, and transformative.
Native Youth Movement was founded in 1990 in Annishinabe Territory (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Originally organized as an alternative to gang violence, the group expanded to a network of native youth throughout Canada and the US. Over the years Native Youth Movement has organized walks, runs, gatherings, community events, protests, educational workshops, forums, and youth camps; built traditional homes and harvesting camps; started a school program-Raising Leaders; and published several magazines.
NMMAN is a nationally recognized collaborative effort to implement and strengthen the mine permitting and reclamation requirements of the New Mexico Mining Act. NMMAN’s mission is to be a statewide advocate for: restoration of community land and water affected by mining; enforcement of the NM Mining Act and of relevant water quality and quantity laws; and promotion of economic alternatives for mining-impacted communities.
Established in 2016, the New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute (NMSJEI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to change systems that perpetuate environmental health disparities related to the impacts of institutional racism and multi-generational trauma. They build the capacity and empower participating communities within the county to impact equitable policy change. The NMSJEI works to create and sustain collaborative partnerships in the Northwest Region of New Mexico as well as support a vibrant, equitable community that respects and honors all individuals.
Northern Confluence works at the point of junction between Canada’s intact Pacific wild salmon watersheds and its great boreal forests, and between the people of northern salmon-dependent communities and the resources of provincial, national and international organizations that focuses on Boreal conservation. It seeks to ensure that those most affected by resource development decision-making are able to influence those decisions so that the wild salmon ecosystem values are not compromised.
Founded in January of 1988, Northwatch has as a priority issues that are of a regional nature: sound energy planning, healthy forests, responsible mining, waste reduction, and conservation of our natural resources and environmental assets. Northwatch has worked with residents over the past two decades to prevent northeastern Ontario from becoming the receiving ground for foreign wastes, whether it’s Toronto’s garbage, Ontario’s biomedical waste, Canada’s nuclear reactor fuel waste, or PCB’s from around the world.
OHA works to minimize watershed impacts associated with the Buckhorn gold mine operations and exploration, improve the ecological health of the Okanogan Highlands and increase community awareness and involvement in watershed issue.
Ontarians for a Just Accountable Mining Strategy (OJAMS) want to see a mineral strategy that sustains the environment and the resources for future generations; protects the public from the risks associated with mining, smelting and refining; heals the damage already caused by the industry; captures a fair share of the revenues generated by the industry for Ontarians and First Nations; and respects the rights of First Nations to free, prior, informed consent to development on their lands
Owe Aku,(“Bring Back the Way”) was founded in 1997 by Alex and Debra White Plume and their families. They are a grassroots social change organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the Lakota Way of Life, Treaty Rights, and Human Rights. Owe Aku focuses on youth, Lakota and other Indigenous People grounded in their ancient identity and a healthy lifestyle, including leadership skills.
The Patagonia Area Resource Alliance is a grassroots organization of volunteer community members committed to protecting and preserving the Patagonia, Arizona area. We are a Watchdog organization that monitors the activities of industrial developers such as mining corporations, as well as government agencies, to make sure their actions have long-term, sustainable benefits to our public lands, our watershed, and our town.
Through member empowerment, strategic alliances, and a dedicated staff, we work to preserve Wyoming’s unique quality of life and our precious air, land, and water quality. Join us at http://www.powderriverbasin.org.
A project of Diné No Nukes, Nuclear Energy Information Service & Sloths Against Nuclear State, the Radiation Monitoring Project (RMP) aims to put radiation monitors into the hands of front-line communities affected by ionizing radiation and to provide professional training to accurately collect radiation readings in areas of concern.
The “Regroupement Vigilance Mines de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (REVIMAT)” was founded in 2015. They include six regional organizational members of REVIMAT, and multiple external partners with whom they collaborate, including Indigenous communities or organizations. REVIMAT is very concerned about the proliferation of mining projects, especially the new form of large-scale, low-grade projects close to inhabited and / or sensitive environments, including Indigenous communities. Their mission is to bring these issues to the public attention and to elected representatives.
Rivers Without Borders has been striving to protect the wild intact watersheds and rich ecological and cultural values of the British Columbia-Alaska transboundary region since 1999. We engage First Nations, commercial fishermen, scientists, environmental organizations, government, community leaders, media, and others to advance our conservation vision for this vast, remote, and spectacular area.
Founded in 2015, Salmon Beyond Borders is an initiative that works to protect salmon habitat and promote policies that will guarantee that the Pacific Northwest remains home to the world’s largest, healthiest and most abundant wild salmon runs, which provide culture, food, income, employment and recreation to Alaskans, British Columbians and the rest of the world.
Save Our Cabinets is a Montana non-profit organization established to protect the 94,000-acre Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area in northwestern Montana, and to conserve and restore the wild lands and resources of the Cabinet Mountains. Our goal is to prevent destructive activities, including hard rock mining, which would impact the Cabinet Mountains Ecosystem, while fostering an appreciation of its wilderness character, native wildlife, and pristine air and waters.
Save Our St. Vrain Valley’s mission is to advocate for the environmental protection and conservation of the geologically unique, historic St. Vrain Valley and its healthy development for residents, wildlife, visitors, and future generations. They work to protect local land, water, and air from the industrial threat proposed by Martin Marietta Materials, and seek to pass local community rights ordinances that will permanently ban mining in the St. Vrain Valley.
The Silver Valley Community Resource Center (SVCRC) was founded by a listening process of nontraditional leaders in the Silver Valley who included, church, union, social service groups, affected citizens, senior citizens who came together and decided to work with and accountability of the EPA for environmental cleanup of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site. SVCRC’s Mission is to improve the quality of life for people of the Silver Valley, epicenter of the nations larges lead site, resolving 4 key goals; economic development, safe housing/ending homelessness, adequate health care and environmental justice.
Formed in 2007, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is dedicated to making the Skeena River and nearby coastal communities a global model of sustainability where large human and salmon populations coexist. They work with governments, First Nations, communities and individuals to sustain the long-term health and resilience of the wild salmon ecosystem.
The goal of this citizen-driven organization (SOS GLSR) is to raise public and political awareness, and to force the Provincial government to act in favor of their small community to stop a graphite mineral project, as well as to have the provincial laws changed so that this type of mining will no longer be possible in Quebec, Canada.
Sustainable Nova Scotia works to ensure environmentally sustainable, locally-driven economic and community development in northern Nova Scotia. Their goals are to be a voice for sustainable development on the North Shore, encourage and promote an environmentally friendly economy, and oppose industry that threatens our natural and lived environment.
The Native Conservancy was formed in 2003 and focused on purchasing conservation easements on the 12,000 acre Bering River Coalfields and Chugach Alaska Corporation’s (CAC) 73,000 Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act (ANCSA, 1971) inholdings in the adjacent Carbon Mountain Region so they will never be mined. The mission of the Native Conservancy Land Trust is to support Indigenous people’s efforts to preserve, repatriate and restore ancestral lands through the establishment of Indigenous land conservation trusts on sacred lands and waters that are inherent to the protection and perseverance of sovereignty, subsistence, spirituality and Native culture.
To Nizhoni Ani was founded in 2001. The organization was established in response to Peabody Coal Company’s excessive drawdown and waste of the only potable water source the Navajo people have on Black Mesa. To Nizhoni Ani works with organizations and local leadership in a number of campaigns to end Navajo Nations dependency on fossil fuel as well as promote sustainability and traditional lifestyle of Black Mesa. They organize through horse rides, non-violent actions and intense community education.
Tu k’eni Dene began in 2014 as the Dene Trappers Alliance when they organized and took action to block the road to industrial traffic that was inundating their traditional trapping areas to explore for uranium. Tu k’eni Dene is led by the Denesuline who are the primary people who have lived and loved the land and waterways for eons and who face the impacts that a uranium mine would place upon them.
As the longest serving environmental organization in Michigan’s U.P., the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition strives to preserve the unique cultural and natural resources of the Upper Peninsula through public education, the promotion of sound land stewardship, and reasoned dialogue with communities, governments, industries and others with whom they share this land.
The Upper Similkameen Indian Band is a First Nations band government, with overall membership at 213 members, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, whose head offices are located in town of Hedley in the Similkameen Country. In recent years, the Upper Similkameen has increasingly become involved in the business community and has become one of the largest employers in the area.
Voices of the Sacred was founded in 2015 in response to the White House Generation Indigenous Youth Challenge. Founder, Krystal Two Bulls and partners from True Pride Music collaborated with youth from Pine Ridge, South Dakota and Lame Deer and Missoula, Montana to host a Gen-I Challenge event that would address issues that Native youth face on a daily basis both on and off the reservation.
Western Colorado Congress (WCC) formed in 1980 as an alliance of environmental organizations and local governments operating in the conservative heartland of Colorado’s Western Slope. WCC organizes people to increase their collective power and build their skills, working together to build health, just and self-reliant communities across Western Colorado.
Western Nebraska Resources Council (WNRC) was founded in 1982 at the inception of the Crow Butte mine and has opposed the mine continuously since that time. WNRC is responsible for grassroots organizing, and coalition building among indigenous and non-indigenous residents, activists, lawyers, scientific experts, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and interested NGOs. WNRC is also active in protecting the environment in and around Western Nebraska and has non-uranium efforts related to protecting the Sand Hills and opposing the KXL Pipeline.
WORC is a grassroots group that organizes to build community power in seven states in the west. Our communities are directly impacted by hardrock and uranium mining and the legacy these mines leave behind. We advocate for better clean up of abandoned mine sites, protection for the communities directly impacted by hardrock mining, and reforming the 1872 Mining Law to make it a more just and equitable law of the land.
WNPJ facilitates activities, cooperation and communication among Wisconsin organizations and individuals working toward the creation of a sustainable world, free from violence and injustice. We build coalitions, engage the public and wage campaigns through our Anti-Militarism, Immigrant Rights and Environment Work Groups, the last of which heads our anti-mining advocacy.
The Wisconsin Resources Protection Council seeks to educate the public about the consequences of allowing international mining corporations to develop a new mining district in northern Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.
The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is a grassroots environmental non-profit organization, established in 1968 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The organization has over 250 current members and many dedicated volunteers. Over the years, YCS has earned a respected position of influence on environmental policy and education in the North. Their mission is to pursue ecosystem well-being throughout the Yukon and beyond, recognizing that human well-being is ultimately dependent upon fully functioning healthy ecosystems.