Study from Colorado Regulatory Agency Confirms Health Threats; Earthworks calls for Pause in Permits

October 18, 2019 • Nathalie Eddy and Nadia Steinzor
With the release of a new study yesterday, Colorado regulators have finally confirmed what local residents, Earthworks, and numerous scientists (including at the Colorado School of Public Health) have asserted for years: oil and gas operations near homes and communities… More »

Earthworks Stands with Bristol Bay Alaska to Sue EPA for Abandoning Clean Water Protections for World’s Largest Wild Salmon Fishery

October 9, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
Earthworks is proud to stand today with Bristol Bay communities in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to abandon protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the world’s largest wild salmon fishery on behalf of the proposed Pebble Mine. The Bristol… More »

Will federal rollback leave Pennsylvania with “weak and meek” pollution protections?

October 7, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board’s call for strong Pennsylvania methane rules here. There is visible proof that oil and gas air pollution is making our climate crisis worse and impacting communities across Pennsylvania.  It is an urgent reminder that… More »

The latest science on fracking’s health impacts

October 5, 2019 • Bruce Baizel
Earthworks is part of a global coalition petitioning the United Nations to endorse a ban on fracking. As part of that effort we asked The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) to do a literature review of the latest published scientific research… More »

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Fracking and Petrochemicals are The Story of Plastic

October 4, 2019 • Jennifer Krill
This week The Story of Plastic debuts at the Mill Valley Film Festival. This documentary links all of the impacts of plastic, from the oil and gas extraction to manufacturing to waste in our oceans and pollution from incineration. For… More »

New Fund to Fight Appalachian Plastic Buildout

September 20, 2019 • Jennifer Krill
The Appalachian region and other parts of the U.S. are facing a dramatic new buildout of petrochemical facilities, pipelines and infrastructure, a massive expansion in its capacity to produce ethane from fracked natural gas for plastic manufacturing. Facing a threat… More »

#StrikeWithUs September 20-27th

September 18, 2019 • Jennifer Krill
Fall brings changing weather and the beginning of the school year. And now, it brings cataclysmic weather events, the burning of the Amazon, destructive hurricanes and wildfires, along with leadership emerging from youth around the world, calling all of us… More »

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 »