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REPORT: Clean Energy Must Not Rely on Dirty Mining

April 17, 2019 • Earthworks | UTS ISF
Today, Earthworks published new research detailing projected minerals demand to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and avert the most disastrous impacts… More »

Montana Court Strikes Down Water Use Permit for Rock Creek Mine, Protecting Wilderness Streams

April 15, 2019 • Earthjustice | Earthworks | Clark Fork Coalition | Rock Creek Alliance | MEIC
HELENA, MT—A Montana District Court judge last week reversed the decision of Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to grant a water use permit for the Rock Creek Mine, a silver-copper mine proposed in northwest Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.… More »

Members of House Natural Resources Committee Inspect Oil and Gas Site

April 15, 2019 • Earthworks
Counselor, NM — Today, Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Committee Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chair Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) used optical gas imaging to see normally… More »

Weld Residents, Enviros. Move CDPHE, AKA Energy to Reduce Pollution

April 4, 2019 • Earthworks
Weld County, CO — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) found AKA Energy caused illegal air pollution from unpermitted equipment at the Speer Compressor Station in Weld County as a result of local resident complaints using Earthworks’ optical… More »

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NM Oil Conservation Division enforcement authority bill gets Gov. signature

April 3, 2019 • Earthworks
“Congratulations to Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham for taking this action to protect New Mexico’s vital water resources. Restoring the Oil Conservation Division’s authority to enforce the law, and strengthening its resources, will protect New Mexican’s health, pocketbooks, air and water. “The… More »

Commissioner Garcia Richard inspects Permian pollution

March 28, 2019 • Earthworks
Carlsbad, NM — This weekend, New Mexico State Land Office Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard used optical gas imaging to see normally invisible air pollution from oil and gas operations in New Mexico’s Permian Basin with environmental advocacy group Earthworks. “We have… More »

New Mexico issues violations to Texas-based Hilcorp for operations in San Juan Basin

March 19, 2019
“Friday, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued a Notice of Violation to Hilcorp Energy Company for violations of the state’s Air Quality Control Act. NMED joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in investigating Hilcorp for these violations. New Mexico’s… More »

Conservation groups praise passage of bill to protect water from mining impacts

March 18, 2019
DENVER – Today, the Colorado General Assembly made its final vote to approve HB 19-1113, a bill that will protect water quality at hardrock mines in the state and reduce risks to taxpayers. The bill enacts three important reforms: Specifies that the… More »