Sourcing Battery Metals Without New Mining
Today, Earthworks is releasing a new report which demonstrates the potential for recycling to offset demand for newly mined metals in the EV battery supply chain. This reduction in demand is necessary to relieve the mounting pressure on mining-affected communities… More »
Exxon’s Climate Strategy: from Denial to Delay
For decades ExxonMobil has known the realities of their role in creating the climate crisis. Rather than acting on their own science, they spent a fortune trying to deny it. Today investors, foreign importers, and consumers are calling on major oil… More »
US Climate Commitments have been made, what’s next?
Today President Joe Biden laid out his long awaited climate target, known as Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), for the United States reentry into the Paris Agreement. The NDC announced today commits the U.S. to cut overall greenhouse gas emissions over… More »
Earth Day Impact: Support Frontline Communities
As vaccines started to roll out this spring, several of our field advocates have been able to safely travel within their states and use our optical gas imaging cameras to make visible the normally invisible air pollution from oil and… More »
Earth Day Impact: Act on Climate!
Our chance to build a clean, just, and equitable future is now. After years of rollbacks and regressive climate policies on the federal level, it’s time for the US to step up and become a global leader on climate. Today,… More »
Earth Day Impact: Protect Bristol Bay from Mining
Located in Southwestern Alaska, Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest and most productive wild salmon fishery. This unmatched resource supplies roughly 50% of the world’s commercial supply of wild sockeye salmon, generating over $2.2 billion in economic value… More »
Earth Day Impact: Join the Fight to Stop Oil Exports!
Since the decades-old ban on crude oil exports was lifted in 2015, oil companies have been racing to rapidly expand fracking in the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeast New Mexico. The Permian Basin is the world’s largest climate… More »
Affirmative defense… of who?
Each state implements environmental policy differently. Obviously, each state has different regulations that change the way oil and gas operators behave. A key way that state discretion over environmental policy shows up is the Clean Air Act’s National Ambient Air… More »