Fighting for Health and Home in Rural America
The oil and gas industry is dumping more than 8 million tons of methane and toxic pollutants into our air each year and having a substantial negative impact on public health. Recent research shows that air pollutants from oil and… More »
Shell’s Falcon: A Pipeline and an Incomplete Plan
In late 2017, Shell Pipeline Company filed a 20,000 page application for permits to construct the 45-mile Falcon Ethane Pipeline —and that’s just for its route through Pennsylvania. But don’t be fooled by the huge volume of information: this plan… More »
Defend the Defenders: Ellen Sue Gerhart needs our support!
Late last Friday afternoon, four officers with the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department arrested grandmother, retired teacher, and advocate Ellen Sue Gerhart on her own property – likely in retaliation for her tireless work to protect her family’s land and Pennsylvania’s… More »
Why Straw Bans Don’t Suck
For the past couple months, the debate on plastic straw bans has been in the limelight, for reasons good and bad. Straws are one of the many single-use plastics — use once, then throw away — and according to the… More »
Stop financing ocean polluting
Originally published and translated from Bergens Tiedende Garbage, pollution, climate change, destruction of habitats and the spreading of alien species: we learn more each day about the extent to which human activity is impacting the ocean. Dumping mining waste in… More »
Mining rider would gut bedrock environmental law
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the granddaddy of federal environmental law. It requires federal agencies to look before they leap into a decision that could harm our environment. This simple but essential process is threatened by a rider… More »
New threats against Peruvian land defender Máxima Acuña de Chaupe
We have been informed by the Chaupe family that on the morning of July 9th, unknown people illegally entered the Chaupe family’s property in Tragadero Grande, Cajamarca, Peru. The individuals took notes and left, refusing to identify themselves to the… More »
Can Mining Certification Benefit Communities, Workers and the Environment?
Last week, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) released its new Standard for Responsible Mining — an effort by civil society and industry to collectively define best practices for mining operations. If well-implemented, the IRMA standard can provide us… More »