Extractive Industries

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.

Friends of the Earth (FOE)
Dubious Development: Financing Extractive Industries in the Third World examines some of the reasons why IFC’s lending fails to support positive development for those the World Bank Group is supposed to serve most: the poor and marginalized in the developing world.

Mineral Information Institute (MII)
The purpose of MII’s educational programs is to help you teach your students about the importance of our natural resources – How we use them every day and usually never bother to think about where they came from.

Mineral Policy Institute (MPI)
MPI is an Australian-based non-government organisation specialising in advocacy, campaigning and research to prevent environmentally and socially destructive mining, minerals and energy projects in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

Mines and Communities Website (MAC)
MAC is committed exclusively to meeting the needs, and answering the appeals, of mining-affected communities, including workers organisations.

University of Montana
This website presents case histories, educational materials, photo tours and links to sites that provide relevant content.

World Bank
Extractive Industries Review Reports questions whether large-scale extractive industries projects are compatible with the goals of sustainable development and poverty reduction.

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