Earthworks applauds Gov. Wolf promise to veto reckless tax giveaway to expand oil, gas, and plastic industry

February 6, 2020
Statement of Earthworks’ Pennsylvania and Ohio Field Advocate Leann Leiter on the passage of HB1100 and Wolf’s promise to veto: “The Pennsylvania General Assembly showed shortsightedness and a lack of political courage by voting to give away hundreds of millions… More »

Wolf proposal to reduce oil and gas air pollution a milestone step in the right direction

December 20, 2019
Statement of Earthworks PA and OH Field Advocate Leann Leiter on Governor Wolf’s proposal to limit air pollution from existing oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania: “Governor Wolf’s proposed new oil and gas air pollution safeguards signal his administration’s recognition… More »

Cancer Cluster Controversy in the Gas Patch

October 28, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Written with support from Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project Manager. The news on potential health impacts from the shale gas boom is coming out of Pennsylvania at a rapid pace –right alongside the rapid pace of drilling. The trend… More »

Earthworks’ Optical Gas Imaging Brings Dangers of VOCs and Methane to Light

October 22, 2019

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Will federal rollback leave Pennsylvania with “weak and meek” pollution protections?

October 7, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board’s call for strong Pennsylvania methane rules here. There is visible proof that oil and gas air pollution is making our climate crisis worse and impacting communities across Pennsylvania.  It is an urgent reminder that… More »

New interactive map tracks 380 million barrels of PA oil & gas waste

September 11, 2019
[Pittsburgh, PA] A new report by Earthworks documents a massive 1,500 percent increase in the volume of toxic, often radioactive waste generated by Pennsylvania oil and gas operations between 2003 and 2018. Earthworks calculates that in 2018 alone, the fracking… More »

Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Waste: report and interactive map

September 10, 2019 • Melissa Troutman

Part of the public land experience: Waste and pollution

August 13, 2019 • Leann Leiter
You may well know, Pennsylvania readers, that you are a part-owner of the stunning Pine Creek Gorge (known as the state’s “Grand Canyon”) and its diverse and verdant watershed. But the oil and gas industry’s free rein in these lush… More »