ConocoPhillips Needs to Step Up on Methane
Now that Royal Dutch Shell has publicly and directly told the Trump administration to preserve and strengthen federal methane pollution rules, other companies that have made climate commitments must follow suit. Words without action or consequence mean nothing in a… More »
A few good bills in Texas to fight oil and gas air pollution
The Texas state legislature doesn’t always give me a lot of hope. From outlawing local control to the two new ALEC bills restricting our freedom to protest, there is a lot not to like in Austin. But this legislative session… More »
ExxonMobil Must Tell Trump Publicly & Directly to Stop Attacks on Methane Rules
ExxxonMobil cannot have it both ways when it comes to Trump’s efforts to weaken federal methane pollution rules. On one hand, the world’s third largest publicly traded oil company has expressed support, albeit in a low-profile manner, for current Environmental… More »
Is drilling & fracking waste in your pool or on your sidewalk?
They’ve spread it on roads. They’ve irrigated almond farms and fruit groves with it. The oil and gas industry’s liquid waste has been used for a variety of commercial and industrial purposes over the years. But never has the “beneficial… More »
The winds are changing in NM, just in time for this family’s health
Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project has documented air pollution from hundreds of oil and gas operations nationwide. Some facilities are such persistent polluters that their story can only be told in detail. We first filmed the Enterprise Products South Carlsbad… More »
A burning question: how much does gas pollute?
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 »