SPOT Draft Environmental Impact Statement Hearing

March 11, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Earthworks joined local residents and allies in Lake Jackson, Texas to participate in a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT). Proposed by oil giants Enterprise and… More »

Why We’re Challenging Formosa Plastics’ Massive Proposed Petrochemical Plants in Court

February 14, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
Formosa’s proposal is a textbook example of environmental racism and poses grave dangers to waterways, public health, and climate. Today, Earthworks joined Louisiana-based and national organizations to appeal the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ) decision to grant the Taiwanese… More »

Criminal Investigation launched into Energy Transfer; Mariner East pipelines

December 21, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
Chester County District Attorney will “use all of the tools of the criminal justice system” to ensure public safety This week brought some more bombshell news in the multi-year drama that has been Energy Transfer’s attempt to metaphorically and physically… More »

Spills, Explosions, and Deceptions: just another week for Energy Transfer

December 6, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
It seems as if Energy Transfer’s executives are living in a completely different world than the rest of us. In one world, bigwigs like CEO Kelcy Warren are celebrating the company’s successful merger from two entities – Energy Transfer Partners… More »

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ETP’s Day of Reckoning

September 11, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
ETP wreaks havoc and communities on the front lines pay the price. Monday, September 10th, was a rough day for Energy Transfer Partners, the mega-bad-guys of the oil, gas, and plastics industry. What a shocker: the company notorious for pipeline… More »

Defend the Defenders: Ellen Sue Gerhart needs our support!

August 1, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
Late last Friday afternoon, four officers with the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department arrested grandmother, retired teacher, and advocate Ellen Sue Gerhart on her own property – likely in retaliation for her tireless work to protect her family’s land and Pennsylvania’s… More »