Oil & gas pollution near Balmorhea State Park demonstrates Apache’s empty promises, need for public oversight

March 22, 2018
Today Earthworks released a new optical gas imaging video revealing that from March 9-11, Apache’s new Cheyenne Central Processing Facility four miles from the town of Balmorhea was continuously polluting the air with methane and health-harming volatile organic compounds. OnMarch 10th, Earthworks… More »

State of Montana legally brands Hecla Mining Company CEO, National Mining Association Chair, a ‘bad actor’

March 21, 2018 • Earthworks
Putting brakes on two mines under Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, state action calls into question national efforts to limit public and environmental oversight of mine permitting

XTO Well Explosion Just One of Many Ohio Oil & Gas Pollution Problems

March 19, 2018 • Earthworks
Noble County, OH — Last week, Earthworks filed two complaints with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) regarding oil and gas operations’ air pollution, including the XTO Schnegg well pad explosion and… More »

Earthworks hires new oil & gas Research and Policy Analyst

March 14, 2018 • Earthworks
Coudersport, PA — Today Earthworks announced the hire of Melissa Troutman as the Research and Policy Analyst for the Energy program. The new position demonstrates Earthworks’ commitment to facts and credibility as it advocates for clean air and water, healthy… More »

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New Campaign Seeks End to Ocean Mine Waste Dumping

March 7, 2018
Today an international coalition of environmental and human rights groups announced the start of a new campaign to end the submarine disposal of hazardous mine waste, known as tailings. The practice smothers seabed floors and coral reefs, threatens fisheries, and harms human and wildlife health.

House Committee Passes HR 520: National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2017

March 7, 2018 • Earthworks
“Today, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to support corporate interests over public interests. HR 520 masquerades as a bill about critical and strategic minerals, but it instead threatens our waters and disenfranchises our communities. Our bedrock environmental laws exist… More »

Infrared Video Exposes Exxon Mobil Methane Disaster at Exploded Oil & Gas Site in Ohio

March 6, 2018 • Earthworks
Captina Creek, Ohio — Today, Earthworks released new optical gas imaging video that exposes massive methane pollution at an exploded XTO oil and gas site in Belmont County, Ohio. The pollution has been rapidly spilling into the air un-contained since February 15,… More »

Analysis: Cuomo administration can’t meet climate commitments without halting natural gas pipelines

February 27, 2018
Feb 27, Willow, NY: A new analysis released today shows the Cuomo administration cannot meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 if the planned construction and use of natural gas pipelines and… More »