No time to waste in the New Mexico legislature to safeguard health and the environment

February 26, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
UPDATE 16 March 2021. Last week, New Mexico came a step closer to being able to better protect land, air, water, climate, and health. Senate Bill 8 passed the Senate 25-13 despite opposition from the oil and gas industry–whose legislative… More »

History of Mine Waste Failures in Serbia Sheds Light on New Threats

February 25, 2021 • Jan Morrill
This blog was co-written by Earthworks International Mining Campaigner Jan Morrill and Mirko Nikolić of the Institute for Culture & Society at Linköping University. In May of 2014 Serbia was hit by record rain: three months’ worth of rain, over… More »

The campaign to protect Southwest Oregon headwaters from strip mining gains momentum!

February 23, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
The headwaters to some of our nation’s most unique and beautiful National Wild and Scenic Rivers are in Southwest Oregon. These emerald-hued waters flow through the botanical wonderland of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness to Redwood National Park and spectacular beaches of… More »

Field Notes: From the Colorado Front Range, January 26th-28th 2021

February 12, 2021 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-authored by Nathalie Eddy, Interim Field Manager and NM Field Advocate; and Andrew Klooster, CO Field Advocate. Earthworks’ CO field staff visited more than half a dozen communities along the I-25 corridor north of Denver and captured… More »

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Opposition builds to Texas crude oil export terminal

February 10, 2021 • Lori Glover
Concerned residents and allies flood Biden Administration with tens of thousands of comments opposing new crude oil export projects along the Texas Gulf Coast While the nation held its breath in fear of Covid-19 and a potential Trump coup d’etat… More »

Setting a Bold Agenda for President Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

February 4, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
It’s been a difficult four years as the Trump administration rolled back countless environmental safeguards, leaving our communities and environment especially vulnerable to the impacts of mining, drilling, and fracking.  But even against the toughest of odds, you helped us… More »

On flaring, the Texas Railroad Commission might be blowing smoke

February 1, 2021 • Jack McDonald
UPDATED FEB 4 Last week Earthworks published an analysis comparing Environmental Defense Fund flyovers of flares against the Texas Railroad Commission’s flaring permit database for those flares observed on Texas General Land Office lands. The results: 75% of observed flares… More »