People Over Pipelines: Canvassing Communities on the Falcon Ethane Pipeline

January 14, 2022 • Anaïs Peterson
During November I joined members of the Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community (BCMAC) in Allegheny and Beaver counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania to canvass residents living near the Falcon Ethane Pipeline. The Falcon Pipeline is a 98-mile pipeline network through Pennsylvania,… More »

A quite terrible update on pollution from stripper wells in Colorado (and what you can do about it)

January 13, 2022 • Andrew Klooster
In August last year, we shared video evidence of pollution occurring at oil and gas facilities in CO that produce only minimal amounts of oil and gas. Industry and regulators in Colorado call these operations “stripper wells.” At that time,… More »

Safeguarding Democracy, Voting Rights are Essential to Protecting Communities & Solving Climate Crisis

January 6, 2022 • Jennifer Krill
Marking an anniversary such as this one today is a stark reminder that our American democracy is more fragile than I used to imagine.  Only a year ago today, a violent mob attacked our nation’s Capitol Building while many of… More »

Petrochem Toxics in the Ohio River Basin

December 21, 2021 • Anaïs Peterson
On the banks of the Ohio River in southwestern Pennsylvania, one of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies, Royal Dutch Shell, is building a petrochemical complex that, if it becomes operational, will flood the world with 1.6 million tons of… More »

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Earthworks Supports Anti Racist Organizations

December 20, 2021 • EARTHWORKS
By Raquel Dominguez, Anaïs Peterson, Brytnee Laurette, Kaitlyn Joshua, Jennifer Krill Last week, Earthworks made donations to six organizations who are fighting white supremacy and advancing reproductive, immigrant, Indigenous, and environmental justice.  Descriptions of these organizations are below, along with… More »

UPDATE: An end-of-year update on chronic pollution in Colorado

December 10, 2021 • Andrew Klooster
In May of this year, we shared the story of the Prospect Energy Krause MSSU Central Tank Battery, a chronically polluting facility in Larimer County near where local residents have been suffering health impact for years. The problems with this… More »

Galicia’s Toxic Past Threatens Its Present and Future

December 7, 2021 • Jan Morrill
In Lousame, Galicia, Spain, the San Finx tin and tungsten mine has a long history of toxic contamination and poses a risk of further contamination to downstream communities and ecosystems. Last week, during a Special Hearing of the European Parliament,… More »

Field Notes: From the Colorado Front Range, September 2021

October 26, 2021 • Andrew Klooster
A Reality Check   In early September we conducted fieldwork in the Front Range on 2-3 and 9-11 September. We investigated 57 oil and gas facilities, including well pads that are currently drilling or fracking, low-producing stripper well facilities, and… More »