Pebble Mine: Agency Experts Continue to Find Flaws and Unacceptable Impacts
The latest comments from state and federal agency experts confirm what we’ve known all along: the proposed Pebble Mine is a disastrous project that should not be permitted. In February, the Army Corps of Engineers released an update of its… More »
Oil and gas production in the Permian Basin remains a major global warming threat even as the number of rigs and wells, and volume of production, dip. Read this blog on Earth Island Journal The shale bubble is bursting. The… More »
When oil is in your backyard–where do you go when your doctor says don’t stay home?
This blog was co-written by Tyler Rivlin and Raphael Breit. On December 22, 2019, James Brugh and his wife Victoria, who was seven months pregnant, received a letter from an Ob-Gyn they had visited in Bismarck, ND. Concerned about Victoria’s… More »
Flaring is Flamingly Stupid. Unlit Flares are Worse.
Last week EDF released a new aspect to its astounding Permian methane map (go visit it!) addressing unlit and malfunctioning flares. This is important because, as bad as flares are, unlit flares are worse. Flares are permitted by regulators to… More »
Public Lands Victory Highlights Need to Clean Up Old Wells
With the federal government pushing to open more public land to oil and gas drilling, the courts have an important role to play in protecting the places we need for recreation and nature’s solace. That reality played out last month… More »
Pollution on purpose? Unlit flares in TX harm health & climate–during a public health & climate crisis
On any given day in the Texas oil fields, operators are legally permitted to let natural gas go up in flames. As Earthworks’ field investigations have found, they also let it go up in smoke. Recent studies indicate that flaring… More »