Leaky oil wells in Allegheny National Forest prove Pennsylvania needs conventional drilling rules more than ever

October 9, 2018 • Leann Leiter
On a trip through Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest (ANF), you’ll of course see trees, streams, and wildlife. But what might come as a surprise is all the industrial equipment along the road and jutting out from weedy clearings. As you… More »

5 Lies The Fracking Industry Will Tell To Get In Your Backyard

October 2, 2018 • Jennifer Krill
1. Oil & gas companies follow tough, self-imposed rules  Voluntary standards, or self-imposed “rules,” work just about as well for the oil and gas industry as they do for your diet in a candy store. You create loopholes and cheat… More »

Empty Oil & Gas Industry Promises Show Error of Methane Rollbacks

September 28, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Unsurprisingly, the oil and gas industry celebrated when the Trump administration’s announced their latest action to gut common sense safeguards that cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Their recent announcement gives the oil and gas industry a… More »

Drawing the Battle Lines Over Papua New Guinea’s Ocean Dumping Problem

September 21, 2018 • Ellen Moore
The island nation of Papua New Guinea and its neighbor West Papua, Indonesia, are among the only places in the world where mining companies are permitted to dump toxic mine waste into natural water bodies. In these adjacent countries, there… More »

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ETP’s Day of Reckoning

September 11, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
ETP wreaks havoc and communities on the front lines pay the price. Monday, September 10th, was a rough day for Energy Transfer Partners, the mega-bad-guys of the oil, gas, and plastics industry. What a shocker: the company notorious for pipeline… More »

Arvin CA acts to protect residents from oil and gas

September 10, 2018 • Kyle Ferrar
On July 17, 2018, the City of Arvin, CA passed a setback ordinance restricting new oil and gas wells from within 300 feet of residential and commercially zoned areas. In a state such as California, local ordinances restricting the oil… More »

California Makes Major Polluter Pay for Contribution to Climate Change

September 5, 2018 • Pete Dronkers
Leann Leiter co-authored this blog with Pete Dronkers. California sets an important precedent by forcing a major polluter to pay for some of the damage it caused after the infamous Aliso Canyon gas storage leak. Other states whose oil and gas… More »

Guatemalan communities refute Tahoe Resources kidnapping claims

August 31, 2018 • Ellen Moore
Tahoe Resources, a Canadian mining company with head offices in Reno, NV, began production at the Escobal silver mine in San Rafael Las Flores located in southeastern Guatemala in January 2014. Beginning in 2011, residents in San Rafael Las Flores,… More »