Public Comments: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Montanore Evaluation Project

August 16, 2019 • Justin Wasser
Montanore SDEIS – Comments Final  

Part of the public land experience: Waste and pollution

August 13, 2019 • Leann Leiter
You may well know, Pennsylvania readers, that you are a part-owner of the stunning Pine Creek Gorge (known as the state’s “Grand Canyon”) and its diverse and verdant watershed. But the oil and gas industry’s free rein in these lush… More »

Regulatory resolution: after years of problems, Arvin CA residents get some pollution relief

August 12, 2019 • Nadia Steinzor
All good things come to those who wait, the saying goes. An Arvin, CA neighborhood recently experienced this—though unfortunately the waiting included years of pollution impacts. As the video below shows, from 2017-2019, Earthworks documented a leaking tank at the… More »

Madness at the Mad Dog well site: one family’s quest for change

August 5, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Seems like it takes far less time to build and drill an oil and gas well than for nearby residents to get relief from the consequences. At least that’s what the Tiberie family of Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania found out the… More »

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Four fossil fuel blasts in two days

August 1, 2019 • Melissa Troutman
In the past two days – Wednesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st – four explosions at oil and gas facilities in as many states have had tragic results.  On Wednesday:  One person died as a result of an oil… More »

Civic Leadership Institute’s visit to Earthworks

July 9, 2019 • April Urbanowski
On July 3rd, Earthworks hosted 16 high schoolers from the Civic Leadership Institute. The Civic Leadership Institute  is a collaboration between the Civic Education Project, based at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, and Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented… More »

U.S. House Acts to Protect National Monuments from Uranium Mining

June 27, 2019 • April Urbanowski
On June 25th, the Natural Resources’ subcommittee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to discuss Uranium mining’s ‘critical’ status and legacy of contamination. This hearing was focused on H.R. 3405, Uranium Classification Act of 2019, introduced by Rep.… More »

Dangerous PA conventional oil & gas bills create loopholes; engender pollution

June 26, 2019 • Melissa Troutman
Pennsylvania’s oil and gas politicians are back at their old tricks of turning back the clock on protections for air, water, health, and the climate. Just like when they killed important new regulations for the conventional oil and gas industry,… More »