Fighting for Health and Home in Rural America

August 10, 2018 • Adrienne Bermingham
The oil and gas industry is dumping more than 8 million tons of methane and toxic pollutants into our air each year and having a substantial negative impact on public health. Recent research shows that air pollutants from oil and… More »

Shell’s Falcon: A Pipeline and an Incomplete Plan

August 8, 2018 • Leann Leiter
In late 2017, Shell Pipeline Company filed a 20,000 page application for permits to construct the 45-mile Falcon Ethane Pipeline —and that’s just for its route through Pennsylvania. But don’t be fooled by the huge volume of information: this plan… More »

Letter: Potential rulemaking allowing road spreading of oil and gas wastewater

August 1, 2018 • Earthworks et al

Report: oil & gas industry growth into rural areas brings air pollution and associated health threats

July 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, July 12 – In many parts of  America’s rural countryside, pollution from the booming oil and gas industry is causing an increase in asthma attacks and increased risks of cancer and respiratory diseases.  That’s the key finding of a… More »

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Governor Wolf moves forward with natural gas pollution safeguards

June 14, 2018 • Earthworks
“We congratulate Governor Wolf on taking this critical step to reduce methane pollution from natural gas production. However, it won’t mean much unless DEP enforces these new permitting requirements. We’ve documented this normally invisible pollution across the state. We’ve also documented… More »

Women from plastics-polluted Asian communities visit oil & gas impacted U.S. communities to support global efforts to #BreakFreeFromPlastic

May 14, 2018 • #BreakFreeFromPlastic * Earthworks
HOUSTON, Texas (May 14, 2018) — To show the negative impacts of plastics production throughout its supply chain, two grassroots women activists impacted by plastic end-use waste in India and the Philippines today started an unprecedented tour of U.S. communities harmed… More »

What’s in the air? The residents of Powhatan Point OH deserve answers.

April 2, 2018 • Leann Leiter
After a gas well owned by XTO, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, exploded on February 15, it continued leaking pollution into the air for three weeks. The word “leak” is deceiving–what came out of the Schnegg well was a 100-foot vertical… More »

Corrosion Coupon Information & Results

March 22, 2018 • Earthworks and Northeastern