Time for BP to Walk its Talk

April 17, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
In November, we wrote an open letter invitation to BP’s ‘Lower 48’ CEO Dave Lawler to attend the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Denver public hearing considering the Trump administration’s proposal to weaken safeguards requiring the oil and gas industry to… More »

ConocoPhillips Needs to Step Up on Methane

March 15, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
Now that Royal Dutch Shell has publicly and directly told the Trump administration to preserve and strengthen federal methane pollution rules, other companies that have made climate commitments must follow suit.  Words without action or consequence mean nothing in a… More »
Methane pollution from XTO Fashion E gathering facility

ExxonMobil Must Tell Trump Publicly & Directly to Stop Attacks on Methane Rules

March 13, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
ExxxonMobil cannot have it both ways when it comes to Trump’s efforts to weaken federal methane pollution rules. On one hand, the world’s third largest publicly traded oil company has expressed support, albeit in a low-profile manner, for current Environmental… More »
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A Green New Day

February 7, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
This week, two key committees held their first climate change hearings of the 116th Congress. Today, the Green New Deal was introduced. The 116th Congress is turning belated and much-needed attention to the existential threat climate change poses to our… More »

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Although important, oil & gas regulation isn’t the solution

January 31, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director co-authored this blog. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and oil and gas methane pollution is accelerating that crisis. That’s why Earthworks opposes all new extraction of oil and gas, and new… More »

Empty Oil & Gas Industry Promises Show Error of Methane Rollbacks

September 28, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Unsurprisingly, the oil and gas industry celebrated when the Trump administration’s announced their latest action to gut common sense safeguards that cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Their recent announcement gives the oil and gas industry a… More »

On methane, Mexico moves forward as the U.S. moves backward

August 14, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Priscilla Villa co-authored this blog with Lauren Pagel On July 30th, Mexico released their new proposed safeguards to reduce oil and gas air pollution — specifically methane and associated toxic volatile organic compounds. These new standards are stronger than anything… More »

New Critical Minerals Threat Emerges in Defense Bill Negotiations

June 11, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Two weeks ago, the House passed a national defense funding bill with a nasty rider completely unrelated to the security of our country: if it becomes law, any proposal to dig up a “critical” mineral would enjoy an expedited permitting… More »