Norway’s Youth Activists Take Stand Against Ocean Dumping

September 27, 2021 • Ellen Moore
This summer, youth activists joined local fisherfolk and Sámi Indigenous people on the banks of the Repparfjord in Northern Norway. Their goal was simple: to stop Nussir ASA from starting construction on a copper mine that would dump millions of… More »

EPA Takes Big Step Towards Lasting Protection for Alaska’s Bristol Bay

September 20, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency took a big step towards establishing lasting protection for Alaska’s Bristol Bay when it announced plans to resume work to protect the region’s wild salmon fishery from the devastating impacts of large-scale mining operations… More »

It’s Time for the Feds to Update Mining Regs

September 16, 2021 • Raquel Dominguez
Today Earthworks, along with Indigenous allies and other environmental organizations, submitted a petition to the Department of the Interior asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to update its hardrock mining rules.  Hardrock mining in the United States has a… More »

Oil & gas air pollution hurts workers, too

August 31, 2021 • Sharon Wilson
Standing on the parking lot of Northridge Highschool in Greeley, Colorado, looking across the athletic field to the oil and gas tanks on the other side, was the first time I witnessed an oil and gas worker thieving tanks and… More »

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Word Play and Climate Delay

August 24, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
For decades oil and gas companies have deliberately misled the public on the risks from extraction and fossil fuel use. Today, many claim to be turning a new page with climate pledges, commitments, and rhetoric that sound great on the… More »

Texas flaring: a response to the Railroad Commission

August 23, 2021 • Jack McDonald
Texas Flaring: a comprehensive government failure; what the Railroad Commission fails to track, it can’t govern has forced a reaction from regulators and industry by finding that 69-84% of Texas methane flares are unpermitted. That reaction: the unpermitted flares our… More »

President Biden: It’s Time to Protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine

August 12, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
On the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s promise to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Earthworks and our allies sent a letter to the EPA, urging the agency to take immediate action under the Clean Water Act to protect our nation’s greatest… More »

Fuzzy Math: Why Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Pollution Numbers Don’t Add Up

August 5, 2021 • EARTHWORKS
Authors: Nadia Steinzor & Raphael Breit As discussed in a previous blog post, in 2019, Pennsylvania adopted emission reduction goals as part of its Climate Action Plan, committing the state to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals of 26% by 2025,… More »