New report: TX communities exposed to radioactive, toxic oil and gas waste

May 5, 2021
May 5th, 2021: Today, Earthworks released Wasted in the Lone Star State: The impacts of toxic oil and gas waste in Texas, an analysis of the risks to Texans posed by oil and gas waste disposal and policy recommendations to address them. Earthworks and FracTracker Alliance… More »
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Wasted in the Lone Star State

May 4, 2021 • Melissa Troutman & Amy Mall

The Congressional Review Act on methane is not enough

April 28, 2021
Background: On April 28th, the US Senate passed a Congressional Review Act with bipartisan support to reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s Obama-era methane pollution safeguards, following the previous administration’s efforts to weaken the rules. Statement from Lauren Pagel, Earthworks Policy… More »

Exxon’s Climate Strategy: from Denial to Delay

April 23, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
For decades ExxonMobil has known the realities of their role in creating the climate crisis. Rather than acting on their own science, they spent a fortune trying to deny it. Today investors, foreign importers, and consumers are calling on major oil… More »

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Earth Day Impact: Support Frontline Communities

April 22, 2021 • Sophie Shemas
As vaccines started to roll out this spring, several of our field advocates have been able to safely travel within their states and use our optical gas imaging cameras to make visible the normally invisible air pollution from oil and… More »

Earth Day Impact: Join the Fight to Stop Oil Exports!

April 22, 2021 • Sophie Shemas
Since the decades-old ban on crude oil exports was lifted in 2015, oil companies have been racing to rapidly expand fracking in the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeast New Mexico. The Permian Basin is the world’s largest climate… More »

Gulf Coast advocates, hundreds of orgs launch campaign pressuring Biden Admin to Stop Oil and Gas Exports

April 19, 2021
Photos from letter delivery will be posted here WASHINGTON— Gulf Coast community leaders kicked off a week of action in Washington, D.C. today with an event outside the Department of Energy calling on President Joe Biden to end fossil fuel exports. The… More »

The Greenhouse Gas Inventory underestimates emissions

April 15, 2021
Background: The EPA has just released its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks that has tracked climate pollution reported by different industries since1990. The US. GHG Inventory contains data by facility and location, and is used by policymakers and… More »