Hidden History in the Wayne National Forest

November 7, 2019 • Leann Leiter
This blog was co-written with Raphael Breit, Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project Coordinator. Right now, a range of groups are vying to determine the future of the Wayne National Forest (WNF), Ohio’s only national forest. Some, such as the Ohio Oil… More »

“Rocky Mountain Poison” Exemplifies Need for Mining Reform

November 5, 2019 • Paul Jolly
Luana Rubin is a quilter and the owner of equilter.com. In 2015, when the Gold King Mine spilled approximately 3 million gallons of toxic mine wastewater into the Animas River in Colorado, turning the water brown for days, Luana decided… More »

Cancer Cluster Controversy in the Gas Patch

October 28, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Written with support from Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project Manager. The news on potential health impacts from the shale gas boom is coming out of Pennsylvania at a rapid pace –right alongside the rapid pace of drilling. The trend… More »

A message to other teens on speaking up about climate change

October 24, 2019 • Jack McDonald
Our world’s inability to make meaningful progress on the climate crisis is not because of a lack of scientific evidence that the problem exists or even a lack of viable solutions.  The crisis is a problem of will: Will to… More »

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Dear Norway: Protect Fjords Before Demanding Ocean Protection Abroad

October 21, 2019 • Ellen Moore
Right now, the Førdefjord in western Norway is a clean, beautiful fjord, bursting with life. It is a designated National Salmon Fjord, a valuable ecosystem that provides sustainable livelihoods and vital food resources for generations: the epitome of the healthy… More »

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 »