Plastics & Health: The hidden costs of a plastic planet

March 22, 2019 • Earthworks | Center for International Environmental Law | et al

ConocoPhillips Needs to Step Up on Methane

March 15, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
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 »
Dirty Flare; Credit - Earthworks

A few good bills in Texas to fight oil and gas air pollution

March 14, 2019 • Sharon Wilson
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 »
Methane pollution from XTO Fashion E gathering facility

ExxonMobil Must Tell Trump Publicly & Directly to Stop Attacks on Methane Rules

March 13, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
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 »

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Is drilling & fracking waste in your pool or on your sidewalk?

March 5, 2019 • Melissa Troutman
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 »

CO Supreme Court Ruling Puts Coloradan’s Health at Risk

January 14, 2019 • Earthworks
“The Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that Colorado’s public health, safety, and welfare are less important than permitting oil and gas production. And, by intervening in the case against public health, the oil and gas industry exposes the lie in… More »

The winds are changing in NM, just in time for this family’s health

January 10, 2019 • Molly Dunton
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?

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 »