Shrimper Diane Wilson brings fight to protect Matagorda Bay to Max Midstream’s doorstep

May 27, 2021
Houston, TX — After 36 days of fasting, with 24 hours in County Jail for civil disobedience at the Galveston Army Corps Office, and a lifetime of tireless work to protect Matagorda Bay from polluting industries, Diane Wilson lead supporters in… More »

Shrimper begins hunger strike to pressure Biden Administration to withdraw Matagorda Bay, TX dredging permit for oil exports

April 7, 2021
Point Comfort, April 7 — Today, 4th-generation shrimper, activist, and author Diane Wilson began a hunger strike at the waterfront of Lavaca Bay to demand that the Biden Administration stop the dredging of the mercury-contaminated Matagorda Ship Channel permitted by… More »

Governor Wolf increases threat to health & climate with $670M tax giveaway for fossil fuel companies

July 23, 2020
Background: Governor Tom Wolf signed HB732 into law providing for $26.7M in tax credits for oil and gas petrochemical expansion in Pennsylvania every year over 25 years beginning in 2024. Statement of Earthworks Pennsylvania and Ohio Field Advocate Leann Leiter: “With… More »

Intimidation Tactics in Louisiana Won’t Silence Opposition to Formosa Plastics

June 26, 2020
BATON ROUGE, LA: Two leaders of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade were charged under Louisiana’s felony “terrorizing” law today for placing a box filled with Formosa Plastics’ illegally discharged plastic pellets, called nurdles, outside a fossil fuel lobbyist’s home as part… More »

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Why We’re Challenging Formosa Plastics’ Massive Proposed Petrochemical Plants in Court

February 14, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
Formosa’s proposal is a textbook example of environmental racism and poses grave dangers to waterways, public health, and climate. Today, Earthworks joined Louisiana-based and national organizations to appeal the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ) decision to grant the Taiwanese… More »

Earthworks applauds Gov. Wolf promise to veto reckless tax giveaway to expand oil, gas, and plastic industry

February 6, 2020
Statement of Earthworks’ Pennsylvania and Ohio Field Advocate Leann Leiter on the passage of HB1100 and Wolf’s promise to veto: “The Pennsylvania General Assembly showed shortsightedness and a lack of political courage by voting to give away hundreds of millions… More »

Fracking and Petrochemicals are The Story of Plastic

October 4, 2019 • Jennifer Krill
This week The Story of Plastic debuts at the Mill Valley Film Festival. This documentary links all of the impacts of plastic, from the oil and gas extraction to manufacturing to waste in our oceans and pollution from incineration. For… More »