NMED signals reprioritization of oil & gas enforcement, recognition of community advocates as enforcement allies.

January 15, 2020
“The NMED enforcement letters shift the burden of proof from the public to operators who must now demonstrate their named operations are not illegally polluting or else face direct civil enforcement action. The notices suggest that New Mexico is putting the… More »

Taking on the Climate Bomb

January 13, 2020 • Lori Glover
Building community, building power at the Permian Gulf Coast Convening I arrived at the Holiday Inn in Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon ready for three intense days of the Permian Gulf Coast Convening, an unprecedented endeavor to join forces of grassroots… More »

Wolf proposal to reduce oil and gas air pollution a milestone step in the right direction

December 20, 2019
Statement of Earthworks PA and OH Field Advocate Leann Leiter on Governor Wolf’s proposal to limit air pollution from existing oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania: “Governor Wolf’s proposed new oil and gas air pollution safeguards signal his administration’s recognition… More »

FACT CHECK: Power the Future full of hot air on methane pollution in NM

December 18, 2019 • Bruce Baizel
Power the Future, an industry mouthpiece, is trying to create a smokescreen for the oil and gas industry. If the smoke they’re blowing is methane pollution, the oil and gas industry has plenty of it. And that pollution is exactly… More »

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Watchdog: TCEQ fails to comply with own complaints policy as required by Texas law

December 11, 2019
Austin/Dallas, TX – Today Earthworks sent a letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Governor’s office, and the U.S. EPA detailing TCEQ’s chronic failure to comply with its own policies regarding public complaints as required by Texas law. Since 2015, Earthworks… More »

Fire at oil & gas well highlights need for stronger state regulatory oversight of extraction

December 11, 2019
Erie, CO— Seven people have been hospitalized due to a Monday night fire at an oil and gas site north of Erie on the Boulder-Weld county line.  According to nearby residents, the site is Crestone Peak’s Regnier Farms well pad… More »

Texas & New Mexico communities & experts urge COP25 to defuse Permian’s carbon bomb

December 4, 2019
Madrid, Dec 4 — Today at an official COP25 side event Texas and New Mexico residents — impacted by the extraction of Permian Basin oil & gas, and by planned infrastructure to transport, process and export it — informed delegates… More »

New Mexico Permian Snapshot – November 2019

November 15, 2019 • Earthworks