Close the Loophole in PA’s Proposed Rule for Oil & Gas Methane and VOCs

July 21, 2021 • Melissa Ostroff
Close the Loophole in PA DEP’s Proposed Rulemaking for Control of Methane and VOC Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Operations Pennsylvania is in the final stages of a new rule to reduce air pollution from existing oil and gas… More »

U.S. Making Up for Lost Time in Building a Circular Economy

July 12, 2021 • Raquel Dominguez
As renewable energy technologies become more and more accessible, demand for so-called transition minerals that are integral to these technologies is growing. Countries and other bodies are using a variety of tactics to ensure they will have the minerals needed… More »

Forty-seven years and counting: The lasting damage of tailings dam failures

July 6, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
The Blackfoot River in western Montana was made famous by “A River Runs Through It,” the award-winning film based on a Norman Maclean book. Like many rivers in the west, however, the Blackfoot has suffered from decades of mining at… More »

CDPHE hires Earthworks Field Advocate Nathalie Eddy

July 1, 2021 • Jennifer Krill
Yesterday the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced to their staff that our energy field manager Nathalie Eddy will next month take a leadership role in CDPHE’s new environmental justice program as Air Quality Environmental Justice Liaison. A… More »

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Ten Reasons Why EPA Must Use the Clean Water Act to Permanently Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay From the Pebble Mine

June 29, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
Northern Dynasty’s proposed Pebble Mine took a hit this month! The Pedro Bay Alaska Native Corporation announced that it has agreed to secure a conservation easement on land it owns around Iliamna Lake. The land includes part of the “northern… More »
Just Minerals

Just Minerals for a Just Transition

June 17, 2021 • Raquel Dominguez
Today, Earthworks published Just Minerals: Safeguarding protections for community rights, sacred places, and public lands from the unfounded push for mining expansion.  The report shares why a responsible energy transition hinges on prioritizing mineral recycling, reuse, and substitution over new… More »

Jack McDonald to EPA: give my generation time

June 15, 2021 • Jack McDonald
Jack provided the below comment live to the EPA during its June 15, 2021 methane public listening session to provide input on the rule it will publish this September to cut oil and gas production’s methane pollution.   My name is… More »

Josh Eisenfeld to EPA: oil and gas companies won’t save us but you can

June 15, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
Josh provided the below comment live to the EPA during its June 15, 2021 methane public listening session to provide input on the rule it will publish this September to cut oil and gas production’s methane pollution. Hello and thank you… More »