International campaign for Norway to stop dumping harmful mining waste

Sign the petition for Norway to stop ocean dumping!

28.07.2021 av Gina Gylver

Environmental activists in Norway are in the middle of direct actions to stop the dumping of mining waste in our fjords. Stand with us to demand PM Solberg be a real leader on ocean protection.

The nonprofit organization Earthworks have launched an international petition to demand to demand of Norway to stop the Nussir and Nordic Mining projects in Repparfjord and Førdefjord and ban all ocean dumping in Noreay.

You can sign the petition here:

Norway sees itself as a global leader in ocean sustainability. Prime Minister Erna Solberg is patron for a UN-backed initiative to protect oceans in order to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and leads the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, an effort backed by 14 heads of state representing 40% of the world’s coastlines. Norway supports the global goal to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.

So why is the Prime Minister allowing mining companies to dump millions of tonnes of mine waste into protected Norwegian fjords? 

Despite overwhelming opposition from local communities, fisherfolk, Sami Indigenous people, and the seafood and tourism sectors, Erna Solberg’s government is paving the way for two new mine projects owned by Nussir and Nordic Mining.

I fjorden like utenfor leiren er området hvor gruveselskapet har fått tillatelse til å dumpe 30 millioner tonn gruveslam. Ellos vuotna - la fjorden leve! Foto: Kajsa Haabet / Stopp Nussirgruva - Redd Repparfjord

Time is running out. That’s why thousands of Norwegian youth have pledged to use non-violent direct action to take a stand against ocean dumping in Norway. This summer, they are camped in front of Nussir’s project ready to put their bodies on the line to demand PM Solberg protect the ocean at home.

Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen og Sara Andersen. Foto: Åse-Marie Småvik / Stopp Nussirgruva - Redd Repparfjord

Stand with them and thousands throughout Norway to demand PM Solberg be a real leader on ocean protection, stop the Nussir and Nordic Mining projects, and ban all ocean dumping in Norway. 

Norway cannot lead ocean protection abroad while polluting its fjords at home! Here are some quotes from PM Solberg:

Erna Solberg: The earth is first and foremost an ocean planet, and ocean resources are both overexploited and undervalued

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