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Payal Sampat is Earthworks’ mining program director. Payal currently leads the No Dirty Gold corporate/markets campaign. She heads up global efforts to monitor and reform the mining industry, working with communities affected by mining and local organizations from around the world. Payal is the author or co-author of several books, articles and reports, including ‘Mind Over Matter: Recasting the Role of Materials in Our Lives,’ ‘Forging a Sustainable Materials Economy,’ ‘Deep Trouble: The Hidden Threat of Groundwater Pollution’ and ‘Scrapping Mining Dependence.’ Follow her on Twitter.