The winds are changing in NM, just in time for this family’s health

January 10, 2019 • Molly Dunton
Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project has documented air pollution from hundreds of oil and gas operations nationwide. Some facilities are such persistent polluters that their story can only be told in detail.   We first filmed the Enterprise Products South Carlsbad… More »

Criminal Investigation launched into Energy Transfer; Mariner East pipelines

December 21, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
Chester County District Attorney will “use all of the tools of the criminal justice system” to ensure public safety This week brought some more bombshell news in the multi-year drama that has been Energy Transfer’s attempt to metaphorically and physically… More »

Peaceful Resistance of La Puya responds to international arbitration filed against Guatemala

December 21, 2018 • Ellen Moore
“A threat to the life of the ecosystems in the area and the quality of human life.” This is how the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya describes the Progreso VII Derivada gold mine in a recent statement after news broke… More »

Shell isn’t serious about climate commitments until…

December 6, 2018 • Justin Wasser
Our response to a statement by Royal Dutch Shell at COP24 The attention of the world is on Poland this week and next as global leaders gather for the 24th U.N. Conference of the Parties (COP24) to determine how the… More »

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Spills, Explosions, and Deceptions: just another week for Energy Transfer

December 6, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
It seems as if Energy Transfer’s executives are living in a completely different world than the rest of us. In one world, bigwigs like CEO Kelcy Warren are celebrating the company’s successful merger from two entities – Energy Transfer Partners… More »

Time is running out. The oil and gas industry must put up or shut up.

December 3, 2018 • Justin Wasser
The climate is warming.  The effects of ever-increasing global temperatures are already impacting coastal cities, and extreme weather events are becoming commonplace around the world.  The U.N. International Panel on Climate Change has given humankind a timeframe of 12 years… More »

Pan American Silver poised to buy huge trouble with acquisition of Escobal mine

December 1, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Image Left: MSR campaign “Let’s flip the tortilla!”, denounced by the Xinka Parliament as violating the free nature of the consultation process, depicts the current situation of the Escobal mine, including riot police, use of force, and government corruption. Photo credit: Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network… More »

A burning question: how much does gas pollute?

November 27, 2018 • EARTHWORKS
by Nadia Steinzor and Pete Dronkers For the last several months, Earthworks has been field-testing a quantification tool designed specifically for use with the FLIR GF 320 optical gas imaging (OGI) camera. Just like the camera, the QL 320 by Providence Photonics allows… More »