Nov 2021 Colorado AQCC comments cover

Earthworks comments to Colorado AQCC Commissioners re rule efficacy

November 15, 2021 • Andrew Klooster

VIDEO: At COP26, LA Gov Edwards backs Formosa plastics proposal – St James Parish resident Sharon Lavigne questions Governor on video as he looks to burnish his climate credentialsthe creation of Louisiana’s biggest climate polluter

November 5, 2021
Background: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the world’s largest and most important climate conference — COP26 — where global leaders have committed to policies to minimize global warming and its impacts. This is especially… More »

The Global Methane Pledge: bold words on cutting methane emissions must be matched with bold actions

November 2, 2021
Background: The Global Methane Pledge has successfully brought many of the world’s nations together to recognize the climate harm of methane gas pollution and set targets for reducing emissions. Just a few months ago the IPCC released its 6th assessment… More »

Biden methane rules are important, climate ‘code-red’ demands no exemptions

November 2, 2021
BACKGROUND: On Day 1 President Biden ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to write new rules to curb methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Today, the EPA released two proposed standards for methane pollution from new and existing sources… More »

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Field Notes: From the Colorado Front Range, September 2021

October 26, 2021 • Andrew Klooster
A Reality Check   In early September we conducted fieldwork in the Front Range on 2-3 and 9-11 September. We investigated 57 oil and gas facilities, including well pads that are currently drilling or fracking, low-producing stripper well facilities, and… More »
Permian Climate Bomb

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 »

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 »