New laws put our right to protest at risk

June 20, 2019 • April Urbanowski
Recently, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced a new proposal that protesters who block the construction of crude or natural gas pipelines could face up to 20 years in prison. The current law has a maximum penalty of 20 years in… More »

Pollution found at NEXUS GAS TRANSMISSION/Wadsworth Compressor Station

April 23, 2019 • Earthworks | Sustainable Medina County
Guilford Township, Medina County, Ohio:  Concerned residents recently invited Earthworks, an environmental nonprofit, to capture video evidence of normally invisible air pollution at the Wadsworth Compressor Station. The optical gas imaging video released today shows pollution that is likely permissible under current Ohio… More »

SB 33 Testimony of Earthworks for Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee

April 3, 2019 • Earthworks

SB 250 Testimony of Earthworks Senate Judiciary Committee Columbus, OH

November 14, 2018 • Earthworks

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Latest footage from Ohio & PA shows: We need protections from oil & gas pollution

October 29, 2018 • Leann Leiter
Tyler Rivlin co-authored this blog with Leann Leiter. No matter where Earthworks’ field staff go, we see the oil and gas industry’s air pollution. Whether visiting a new facility or returning to notorious polluters, the Community Empowerment Project continually documents… More »

How one Ohio family surrounded by shale gas plants took action and made their property more livable

August 30, 2018 • Tyler Rivlin
Leann Leiter co-authored this blog with Tyler Rivlin. Allen Young and his family are surrounded. They can see three sizable natural gas plants–operated by Dominion and Energy Transfer Partners–without taking a step off their property. Over the past three years,… More »

Noble County, Ohio

The Smith* Family Noble County, Ohio The Smith family left their home in the Ohio countryside because of the health impacts they were experiencing caused by air pollution from the oil and gas industry. Theirs is just one story that… More »

What’s in the air? The residents of Powhatan Point OH deserve answers.

April 2, 2018 • Leann Leiter
After a gas well owned by XTO, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, exploded on February 15, it continued leaking pollution into the air for three weeks. The word “leak” is deceiving–what came out of the Schnegg well was a 100-foot vertical… More »