For 1st time, MLG admin punishes Permian oil & gas operators for polluting air and climate

November 5, 2019
Santa Fe — Yesterday the New Mexico Environment Department issued the first violations for air pollution from oil and gas production in the Permian since Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham took office. NMED issued formal notices of violation to Matador and Mewbourne for violating… More »

Texas oil and gas well blowout highlights fracking’s ongoing risk to health and climate

November 5, 2019
“Yet another oil and gas well blowout in yet another town demonstrates yet again that the only way to guarantee your safety from oil and gas production is not to live near it. “This isn’t Devon’s first blowout, or second, despite… More »

Environmental Groups Voice Support for Mining Law Reform

October 23, 2019
Washington – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved Chairman Raul Grijalva’s (D-AZ) and Congressman Lowenthal’s (D-CA) Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019 by a vote of 21-13. The legislation would replace the 1872 General Mining Law, which still… More »

Colorado regulators confirm oil & gas health impacts

October 17, 2019
Statement of Earthworks’ Energy Program Director Bruce Baizel on health study released by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment: “Colorado regulators have finally confirmed what communities, Earthworks own staff in the field, and scientists — including the Colorado School… More »

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Groups sue EPA for gutting protections and clearing path for Pebble

October 9, 2019
ANCHORAGE (AK)—More than a dozen groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect Alaska fisheries, wildlife, jobs, communities, and ways of life from the proposed Pebble mine. The lawsuit is one of three charging the EPA with… More »

Oil & gas co. claims Rep Ocasio-Cortez video shows no pollution as facility was 1st ever ordered by regulator to change operations in response to health & safety concerns

September 27, 2019
Denver & Washington, D.C. — Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.’s Livingston extraction facility in Broomfield, Colorado — captured in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s video last Saturday — is the first ever to be ordered by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)… 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 »

EPA Dismantles Critical Methane Pollution Safeguards

August 29, 2019
“President Trump once again signaled his ignorance towards the science of climate crisis and his indifference towards public health. The proposed elimination of critical national safeguards against oil and gas methane pollution is reckless, and it will impact millions of… More »