New Report: Permian fracking boom will bust the climate and intensify environmental injustice

October 19, 2021
El Paso, TX — Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law are releasing a new multi-media report series entitled The Permian Basin Climate Bomb. The six-part series analyzes the climate, public health, economic, and social impacts… More »

Governor Wolf has an oil and gas problem.

September 29, 2021 • Melissa Ostroff
One need look no further than the fifth iteration of Pennsylvania’s Climate Action Plan released last week to find proof of Governor Wolf’s dangerous relationship with the oil and gas industry.  This year, the UN IPCC has come out sounding… More »

With Money at Stake, Oil and Gas Comes ‘Clean’ on Methane Pollution

September 29, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
TLDR: The oil and gas industry’s knee jerk reaction to a tax on methane is another indication that their methane pollution is worse than are leading us to believe.   Earlier this month members of the House Energy and Commerce… More »

Governor Wolf’s climate plan falls short

September 22, 2021
Background: Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made public Governor Tom Wolf’s 2021 Climate Action Plan. This announcement comes amid increasing criticism of the Governor for inadequate climate policies to date that fall short of what is necessary to protect health… More »

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Oil & gas air pollution hurts workers, too

August 31, 2021 • Sharon Wilson
Standing on the parking lot of Northridge Highschool in Greeley, Colorado, looking across the athletic field to the oil and gas tanks on the other side, was the first time I witnessed an oil and gas worker thieving tanks and… More »
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Word Play and Climate Delay

August 24, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
For decades oil and gas companies have deliberately misled the public on the risks from extraction and fossil fuel use. Today, many claim to be turning a new page with climate pledges, commitments, and rhetoric that sound great on the… More »

Texas flaring: a response to the Railroad Commission

August 23, 2021 • Jack McDonald
Texas Flaring: a comprehensive government failure; what the Railroad Commission fails to track, it can’t govern has forced a reaction from regulators and industry by finding that 69-84% of Texas methane flares are unpermitted. That reaction: the unpermitted flares our… More »

Report: 69-84% of Texas methane flares are unpermitted

August 19, 2021
Released today by the environmental watchdog Earthworks and endorsed by Environment Texas and the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, Flaring in Texas: a comprehensive government failure — What the Railroad Commission doesn’t track, it can’t govern, compares directly observed flares from… More »