New Mexico’s Moving Ahead

January 23, 2019

Earthworks Moves DEQ, Newfield to Reduce Pollution

January 8, 2019 • Earthworks
Kingfisher, OK — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) found Newfield Exploration caused illegal air pollution and violated the terms of its permits at two well sites in Kingfisher County, according to documents recently obtained by Earthworks. Earthworks filed formal… More »

A burning question: how much does gas pollute?

November 27, 2018 • EARTHWORKS
by Nadia Steinzor and Pete Dronkers For the last several months, Earthworks has been field-testing a quantification tool designed specifically for use with the FLIR GF 320 optical gas imaging (OGI) camera. Just like the camera, the QL 320 by Providence Photonics allows… More »

Undeserved Credit: Why emissions banking in California’s San Joaquin Valley puts air quality at risk

November 5, 2018 • Earthworks

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Letter from the Editor: The Stories of Communities Fighting for What’s Right

November 1, 2018 • Phil Dickieson
So much is at stake right now. Across the world, people are fighting for their environment, their health, and their communities. When we began to compile story ideas for our Fall 2018 Earthworks Journal, one of our biggest challenges was… More »

While Wheeler gives gas industry pat on the back, residents call on EPA to protect them–not polluters

October 31, 2018 • Leann Leiter
Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–the first city in the world to ban the practice of fracking, in a state second only to Texas for its production of shale gas. But Mr. Wheeler… More »

Oil and Gas Want ‘Equity’ In Regulations, And We Couldn’t Agree More

October 29, 2018 • Melissa Troutman
Without closing regulatory loopholes for the oil and gas industry, the EPA’s latest produced water study won’t protect anything but the industry’s bottom line. On October 9th, the U.S. EPA held a public meeting about its “holistic” study of oil… More »

Leaky oil wells in Allegheny National Forest prove Pennsylvania needs conventional drilling rules more than ever

October 9, 2018 • Leann Leiter
On a trip through Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest (ANF), you’ll of course see trees, streams, and wildlife. But what might come as a surprise is all the industrial equipment along the road and jutting out from weedy clearings. As you… More »