Letter from the Editor: The Stories of Communities Fighting for What’s Right

November 1, 2018 • Phil Dickieson
So much is at stake right now. Across the world, people are fighting for their environment, their health, and their communities. When we began to compile story ideas for our Fall 2018 Earthworks Journal, one of our biggest challenges was… More »

While Wheeler gives gas industry pat on the back, residents call on EPA to protect them–not polluters

October 31, 2018 • Leann Leiter
Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–the first city in the world to ban the practice of fracking, in a state second only to Texas for its production of shale gas. But Mr. Wheeler… More »

Latest footage from Ohio & PA shows: We need protections from oil & gas pollution

October 29, 2018 • Leann Leiter
Tyler Rivlin co-authored this blog with Leann Leiter. No matter where Earthworks’ field staff go, we see the oil and gas industry’s air pollution. Whether visiting a new facility or returning to notorious polluters, the Community Empowerment Project continually documents… More »

Dile a la EPA de Trump que no destruya las regulaciones de metano.

Actúe: dile a la EPA de Trump que ponga el aire limpio, el clima y la salud pública por encima de los contaminadores corporativos.
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Leaky oil wells in Allegheny National Forest prove Pennsylvania needs conventional drilling rules more than ever

October 9, 2018 • Leann Leiter
On a trip through Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest (ANF), you’ll of course see trees, streams, and wildlife. But what might come as a surprise is all the industrial equipment along the road and jutting out from weedy clearings. As you… More »

Methane From Oil and Gas is a Climate Crisis

October 5, 2018 • Sharon Wilson
Climate Change: the complex issue that we just can’t seem to figure out. Confusion around the causes and effects of climate change make it easy for the oil and gas industry, its scientists for hire, and scheming politicians to muddy… More »

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration for Gutting Methane Waste Rule

October 1, 2018 • Earthworks et al
A broad coalition of conservation and citizens’ groups sued the Trump administration late on Friday to challenge the Bureau of Land Management for rescinding most provisions of its 2016 methane waste rule. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, notes… More »

Trump’s EPA publishes rollback of oil & gas methane rule

September 11, 2018 • Earthworks
“With this methane safeguard rollback President Trump’s EPA just sacrificed public health and climate for oil and gas industry profits. And he did so despite some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies endorsing the need for methane rules.… More »