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Although important, oil & gas regulation isn’t the solution

January 31, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director co-authored this blog. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and oil and gas methane pollution is accelerating that crisis. That’s why Earthworks opposes all new extraction of oil and gas, and new… More »

Pebble mine is not dead! Here are the top four reasons it should be.

January 31, 2019 • Bonnie Gestring
The Army Corps of Engineers is on the brink of releasing the draft environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive open pit mine proposed at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay. The controversial mine threatens the world’s largest… More »

The latest mining waste dam failure

January 25, 2019 • Ellen Moore
First responders are reporting ‘various deaths’ and at least 200 missing from a tailings dam break at Vale SA’s Feijão Mine in Brumadinho, located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In addition to consuming the Vale’s entire property, the… More »

The winds are changing in NM, just in time for this family’s health

January 10, 2019 • Molly Dunton
Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project has documented air pollution from hundreds of oil and gas operations nationwide. Some facilities are such persistent polluters that their story can only be told in detail.   We first filmed the Enterprise Products South Carlsbad… More »

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Criminal Investigation launched into Energy Transfer; Mariner East pipelines

December 21, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
Chester County District Attorney will “use all of the tools of the criminal justice system” to ensure public safety This week brought some more bombshell news in the multi-year drama that has been Energy Transfer’s attempt to metaphorically and physically… More »

Peaceful Resistance of La Puya responds to international arbitration filed against Guatemala

December 21, 2018 • Ellen Moore
“A threat to the life of the ecosystems in the area and the quality of human life.” This is how the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya describes the Progreso VII Derivada gold mine in a recent statement after news broke… More »

Shell isn’t serious about climate commitments until…

December 6, 2018 • Justin Wasser
Our response to a statement by Royal Dutch Shell at COP24 The attention of the world is on Poland this week and next as global leaders gather for the 24th U.N. Conference of the Parties (COP24) to determine how the… More »

Spills, Explosions, and Deceptions: just another week for Energy Transfer

December 6, 2018 • Ethan Buckner
It seems as if Energy Transfer’s executives are living in a completely different world than the rest of us. In one world, bigwigs like CEO Kelcy Warren are celebrating the company’s successful merger from two entities – Energy Transfer Partners… More »