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 »

UN climate report demands Biden emergency methane action

August 9, 2021
Background: On August 9th, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the first part of its Sixth Assessment Report in advance of the global climate conference in Glasgow later this year. The report confirms methane gas pollution is increasing, a… More »

Fuzzy Math: Why Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Pollution Numbers Don’t Add Up

August 5, 2021 • EARTHWORKS
Authors: Nadia Steinzor & Raphael Breit As discussed in a previous blog post, in 2019, Pennsylvania adopted emission reduction goals as part of its Climate Action Plan, committing the state to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals of 26% by 2025,… More »

Pennsylvania’s climate contradiction

August 5, 2021 • EARTHWORKS
Authors: Nadia Steinzor & Raphael Breit What do climate change goals and New Year’s resolutions have in common? The fact that it’s easy to make commitments–while fulfilling them requires planning, an assessment of what’s working and isn’t, and a willingness… More »

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Field Notes: What we know — pollution from marginal and inactive wells

August 4, 2021 • Andrew Klooster
Colorado has a problem with pollution from oil and gas wells–including neglected and poorly maintained ones that produce very little or fluctuate between producing and sitting inactive for months on end.  Another problem is that nobody can say just how… More »

Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

July 29, 2021
Background: Yesterday, the Senate voted to begin debate on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The bill, the result of negotiations between a bipartisan group of Senators and the White House, falls well short in funding the essential infrastructure necessary to confront… More »

Comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revised intended Air Quality Designations for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Colorado

July 21, 2021

Today’s methane CRA vote is step one

June 25, 2021
Stronger oil & gas methane rules are step two for Biden EPA Background: Today the US House of Representatives voted 229-191 to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that, along with the companion Senate resolution passed earlier this year, will… More »