The Permian Climate Bomb

May 13, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Oil and gas production in the Permian Basin remains a major global warming threat even as the number of rigs and wells, and volume of production, dip. Read this blog on Earth Island Journal The shale bubble is bursting. The… More »

Enviros Urge Funding for Abandoned Mine Cleanup

May 4, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today Earthworks and 30 other environmental organizations sent a letter to House and Senate leadership calling for future recovery legislation to include funding for the hardrock Abandoned Mine Land (AML) reclamation program. Such funding would create jobs for out-of-work miners… More »

The Shale Bubble is Bursting. Let It.

May 4, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Bail out people, not polluters. Read this story on Earth Island Journal. For 15 years, fracking inflated a shale oil and gas bubble that is now about to burst. The oil and gas industry promoted itself as a hero bringing… More »

Senators’ Amendments to Energy Bill Would Finally Hold Mining Industry Accountable for its Pollution

March 4, 2020
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), joined by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) offered an amendment to the American Energy  Innovation Act, the energy… More »

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Earthworks Statement On AAAS Mineral Supplies Study

February 21, 2020
Background: Today the American Association for the Advancement of Science published a study, “Evaluating the mineral commodity supply risk of the U.S. manufacturing sector.” The study focused on minerals necessary for the transition to low-carbon energy infrastructure. Statement of Aaron… More »

Earthworks Comments on the New Mexico Methane Advisory Panel draft technical report

February 20, 2020

2019 Impact Report

November 13, 2019

“Rocky Mountain Poison” Exemplifies Need for Mining Reform

November 5, 2019 • Paul Jolly
Luana Rubin is a quilter and the owner of In 2015, when the Gold King Mine spilled approximately 3 million gallons of toxic mine wastewater into the Animas River in Colorado, turning the water brown for days, Luana decided… More »