Norway's government has given the go-ahead for Nordic Mining to pull Engebø Mountain apart for mineral mining and make a nearby fjord a dumping ground for the waste.

Opposition to the project is strong - so strong that a team of activists led by Young Friends of the Earth Norway (Natur og Ungdom) has been chaining themselves to machinery for the past two weeks!

We're sending a message to the Norwegian government that we support the activists in their mission and that the fjords must be protected!

Sign the petition below and ask the Norwegian Prime Minister to stop plans to dump mining waste in the pristine Førdefjord

 

Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing to urge the Norwegian government to stop plans to dump mining waste in the pristine Førdefjord and to reconsider the use of this environmentally harmful practice.

In April 2015, the Norwegian government approved plans to mine Engebø Mountain in Sogn og Fjordane. Nordic Mining has been given permission to dump 250 million tons of mining tailings in the fjord, despite protests from leading marine biologists, locals and environmental organisations.

The Førdefjord is one of the cleanest fjords on the West Coast, and it is a unique ecosystem. Other mining dumping sites in fjords have seen a massive decline in fisheries and lower quality seafood produce.

I urge the Norwegian government to stop the test drilling in the Engebø Mountain immediately, to withdraw the permission to dump mining waste in the fjord, and to ban this practice altogether.