Earthworks hires new CO/NM oil & gas field advocate

January 31, 2018 • Earthworks
Leadville, CO — Today, Earthworks announced the hire of Nathalie Eddy as the Oil & Gas Field Advocate for Colorado and New Mexico. The new position is part of Earthworks’ expanded Community Empowerment Project (CEP) to reduce the air, health, and climate impacts… More »

Make Transition From Coal a Priority at the San Juan Coal Mine and in the Four Corners Region

June 21, 2017 • Earthworks et. al.

Thank you letter to NM delegation re: BLM methane rule

May 26, 2017 • Earthworks et. al.

Yet another study confirms methane pollution

August 24, 2016 • Pete Dronkers

Last week, NASA released a follow-up study on its 2014 report that exposed a huge methane hotspot looming over the Four Corners. In the original report, NASA did not know what was causing this highly unusual density of methane pollution. The agency’s latest report drilled deeper to find the source of the pollution: the oil and gas industry.

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The burning problem of hazardous waste

July 28, 2016 • Nadia Steinzor

Whatever the cause and however extensive, a fire’s sheer destructive power always captures attention. The recent explosion and fire at a New Mexico oil field quickly grabbed headlines with images of roiling flames, thick smoke, and stories of residents forced to evacuate. Concerns remain about air quality, the lack of any evacuation plan, and health as WPX Energy, owner of the site, let the fire burn itself out—releasing toxins into the air in the process.

It’s logical and not that unusual for a drilling site to catch fire; both oil and natural gas are highly combustible and flammable. Yet the photos from the New Mexico fire reveal that several tanks used to store waste were also burning intensely.

Water groups ask state supreme court invalidate evisceration of oil and gas pit

March 26, 2016 • Earthworks et. al.

SANTA FE, NM — Yesterday, groups working to protect New Mexico’s water resources and wildlife asked the state Supreme Court to review the Martinez Administration’s “Pit Rule”. The Rule governs the storage and disposal of wastes at oil and gas drilling pits in New Mexico.

Chaco Canyon Congressional Delegation Letter

March 11, 2015 • Earthworks et al

New Mexico legislature debates legalizing mines that pollute for thousands of years, shifting billions in mine cleanup financial liability to state taxpayers

March 6, 2015 • Earthworks et al
Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House Energy Environment and Natural Resources Committee (HEENRC) considered House Bill 625, sponsored by Rep. John Zimmerman (R-Doña Ana, Grant & Sierra). If adopted, the bill would change the New Mexico State Mining Act… More »