ConocoPhillips Needs to Step Up on Methane

March 15, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
Now that Royal Dutch Shell has publicly and directly told the Trump administration to preserve and strengthen federal methane pollution rules, other companies that have made climate commitments must follow suit.  Words without action or consequence mean nothing in a… More »
Dirty Flare; Credit - Earthworks

A few good bills in Texas to fight oil and gas air pollution

March 14, 2019 • Sharon Wilson
The Texas state legislature doesn’t always give me a lot of hope. From outlawing local control to the two new ALEC bills restricting our freedom to protest, there is a lot not to like in Austin. But this legislative session… More »
Methane pollution from XTO Fashion E gathering facility

ExxonMobil Must Tell Trump Publicly & Directly to Stop Attacks on Methane Rules

March 13, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
ExxxonMobil cannot have it both ways when it comes to Trump’s efforts to weaken federal methane pollution rules. On one hand, the world’s third largest publicly traded oil company has expressed support, albeit in a low-profile manner, for current Environmental… More »

Undeserved Credit: Shining a light on pollution systems in the Golden State

March 7, 2019 • Nadia Steinzor
In the age of climate change, some governments have set ambitious goals to reduce pollution from fossil fuels. In the US, California leads the way with plans to cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Getting there… More »

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Is drilling & fracking waste in your pool or on your sidewalk?

March 5, 2019 • Melissa Troutman
They’ve spread it on roads. They’ve irrigated almond farms and fruit groves with it. The oil and gas industry’s liquid waste has been used for a variety of commercial and industrial purposes over the years. But never has the “beneficial… More »

Xinka Communities Mobilize to Denounce Non-Compliance with Court-Ordered Consultation over Escobal Mine

February 27, 2019 • Ellen Moore
On Tuesday, more than 500 Xinka Indigenous People and communities in resistance from Jutiapa, Jalapa and Santa Rosa marched through Guatemala City to protest delays and non-compliance with the Constitutional Court order to consult with the Xinka Indigenous people over… More »

Pebble Mine: Unprecedented Waste Water and Perpetual Pollution

February 26, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
The Army Corps of Engineers has just released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Pebble Mine.  Northern Dynasty is proposing a “smaller” mine plan, but don’t be fooled. They intend to expand if they receive a permit,… More »

Norway approves mine project that will destroy fjord and Indigenous Saami livelihoods

February 14, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Government approves mine that will dump toxic mine waste directly into National Salmon fjord The Norwegian government gave the final permit to Nussir ASA to begin mining operations that would dump 30 million tonnes of highly toxic mine waste into… More »