Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

November 16, 2021
Background: Today President Biden signed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes a new $3 billion program to help remediate the more than 500,000 abandoned mines that have posed environmental and public health dangers for decades or centuries, mostly… More »

Tribes, Conservation Groups File Legal Action To Compel Montana DEQ to Enforce “Bad Actor” Law Against Hecla Mining Executive

November 10, 2021
(HELENA, Mont.) — Today, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Ksanka Elders Advisory Committee, and several conservation organizations took legal action in State District Court to compel the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to fulfill… More »
Permian Climate Bomb

Report: Oil production in the Permian Basin expected to increase 50% over the next decade

November 9, 2021
El Paso, TX — Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law today released the second chapter of the The Permian Basin Climate Bomb report series, centering on the Permian’s climate impact. The latest installment exposes the… More »

VIDEO: At COP26, LA Gov Edwards backs Formosa plastics proposal – St James Parish resident Sharon Lavigne questions Governor on video as he looks to burnish his climate credentialsthe creation of Louisiana’s biggest climate polluter

November 5, 2021
Background: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the world’s largest and most important climate conference — COP26 — where global leaders have committed to policies to minimize global warming and its impacts. This is especially… More »

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The Global Methane Pledge: bold words on cutting methane emissions must be matched with bold actions

November 2, 2021
Background: The Global Methane Pledge has successfully brought many of the world’s nations together to recognize the climate harm of methane gas pollution and set targets for reducing emissions. Just a few months ago the IPCC released its 6th assessment… More »

Biden methane rules are important, climate ‘code-red’ demands no exemptions

November 2, 2021
BACKGROUND: On Day 1 President Biden ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to write new rules to curb methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Today, the EPA released two proposed standards for methane pollution from new and existing sources… More »

Declaration: Clean Energy Cannot be Built on Dirty Mining

October 28, 2021
141 organizations call on COP26 climate negotiators to commit to centering human rights & environmental impacts of mining, including for battery minerals Today 141 signatories from human rights and environmental organizations, grassroots communities and unions from 30 countries worldwide sent… More »

Fossil Fuels Must End Greenwashing Campaigns

October 27, 2021
“The world’s largest polluters should not be able to claim they are climate friendly, yet that is exactly what they are doing. “It is far past time for the companies behind the climate crisis to be held accountable for the… More »