Report: New report finds California fails to safely manage radioactive and toxic oil and gas waste

January 26, 2021
January 26th — A new report released today by Earthworks, along with allies VISIÓN California and Center for Biological Diversity, shows that California is one of the worst states in the U.S. when it comes to regulating the oil and gas industry’s waste… More »

California Oil and Gas Waste Report: The failure to safely manage oil and gas waste

January 26, 2021

3yr investigation shows CA responds to oil & gas pollution complaints, but public isn’t protected

November 12, 2020
Nov 12 — A three-year investigation released today — Loud and Clear: what public regulatory complaints reveal about California’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves — shows that while California leads among six states examined when it comes… More »

Loud and Clear: What public regulatory complaints reveal about California’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves

November 12, 2020 • Nadia Steinzor and Raphael Breit

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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 »

Undeserved Credit: Shining a light on pollution systems in the Golden State

March 7, 2019 • Nadia Steinzor
In the age of climate change, some governments have set ambitious goals to reduce pollution from fossil fuels. In the US, California leads the way with plans to cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Getting there… More »

Arvin CA acts to protect residents from oil and gas

September 10, 2018 • Kyle Ferrar
On July 17, 2018, the City of Arvin, CA passed a setback ordinance restricting new oil and gas wells from within 300 feet of residential and commercially zoned areas. In a state such as California, local ordinances restricting the oil… More »

California UIC discussion draft comments

June 26, 2017 • Earthworks et. al.