Governor Wolf has an oil and gas problem.

September 29, 2021 • Melissa Ostroff
One need look no further than the fifth iteration of Pennsylvania’s Climate Action Plan released last week to find proof of Governor Wolf’s dangerous relationship with the oil and gas industry.  This year, the UN IPCC has come out sounding… More »

Governor Wolf’s climate plan falls short

September 22, 2021
Background: Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made public Governor Tom Wolf’s 2021 Climate Action Plan. This announcement comes amid increasing criticism of the Governor for inadequate climate policies to date that fall short of what is necessary to protect health… More »

Close the Loophole in PA’s Proposed Rule for Oil & Gas Methane and VOCs

July 21, 2021 • Melissa Ostroff
Close the Loophole in PA DEP’s Proposed Rulemaking for Control of Methane and VOC Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Operations Pennsylvania is in the final stages of a new rule to reduce air pollution from existing oil and gas… More »

Today’s methane CRA vote is step one

June 25, 2021
Stronger oil & gas methane rules are step two for Biden EPA Background: Today the US House of Representatives voted 229-191 to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that, along with the companion Senate resolution passed earlier this year, will… More »

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Earthworks hires Pennsylvania Field Advocate

June 13, 2021
Certified Thermographer back on the beat to monitor oil and gas pollution in PA Philadelphia, PA — Today, Earthworks announces the hire of a new Pennsylvania Field Advocate, Melissa Ostroff. Melissa is working with communities across the Commonwealth to help protect… More »

The Congressional Review Action on methane is not enough

June 10, 2021
Background: On June 10th, the US House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced a resolution authored by Representative Diana DeGette that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane pollution safeguards using the Congressional Review Act, following the previous administration’s efforts to weaken… More »

The Congressional Review Act on methane is not enough

April 28, 2021
Background: On April 28th, the US Senate passed a Congressional Review Act with bipartisan support to reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s Obama-era methane pollution safeguards, following the previous administration’s efforts to weaken the rules. Statement from Lauren Pagel, Earthworks Policy… More »

US Climate Commitments have been made, what’s next?

April 22, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Today President Joe Biden laid out his long awaited climate target, known as Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), for the United States reentry into the Paris Agreement. The NDC announced today commits the U.S. to cut overall greenhouse gas emissions over… More »