Red Tide Redefined

September 13, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Forget algae. If you really want to trash a marine ecosystem, this Chinese and Canadian-owned mining operation is proving there’s nothing like untreated mine tailings. In late August, a processing plant for the massive Ramu cobalt-nickel mine in Papua New… More »

New interactive map tracks 380 million barrels of PA oil & gas waste

September 11, 2019
[Pittsburgh, PA] A new report by Earthworks documents a massive 1,500 percent increase in the volume of toxic, often radioactive waste generated by Pennsylvania oil and gas operations between 2003 and 2018. Earthworks calculates that in 2018 alone, the fracking… More »

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Waste: report and interactive map

September 10, 2019 • Melissa Troutman

10 Years is Long Enough: How Colorado is Taking Steps to Clean Up Abandoned Mines

August 16, 2019 • Pete Dronkers
Although uranium mining in Colorado largely went dormant decades ago, about 20 actively permitted mines – mostly in western Colorado on federal lands – still have not been cleaned up and reclaimed. But last month, the Colorado Court of Appeals… More »

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Part of the public land experience: Waste and pollution

August 13, 2019 • Leann Leiter
You may well know, Pennsylvania readers, that you are a part-owner of the stunning Pine Creek Gorge (known as the state’s “Grand Canyon”) and its diverse and verdant watershed. But the oil and gas industry’s free rein in these lush… More »

New report supports closing oil and gas waste loophole in New York

July 9, 2019 • Earthworks
New York — Today, Earthworks released the New York Waste Report, a state-specific follow-up toStill Wasting Away, released last week. The report unveils how much and what types of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste end up in New York landfills… More »

New York Waste Report

July 8, 2019 • Earthworks