New Report: Permian fracking boom will bust the climate and intensify environmental injustice

October 19, 2021
El Paso, TX — Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law are releasing a new multi-media report series entitled The Permian Basin Climate Bomb. The six-part series analyzes the climate, public health, economic, and social impacts… More »

Statement: IEA 2021 Report on Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas

October 7, 2021
The IEA report highlights the crucial need for strong EPA methane rules for oil and gas.   Background: The IEA will release a report today titled “Pathways to a 75% Cut in Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuel Operations by 2030.”… More »

New Report on Formosa Plastics Group Reveals Danger of Plastics Production

October 7, 2021
Washington, DC — Formosa Plastics Group’s six-decade track record is riddled with environmental, health, safety, and labor violations, including devastating accidents and persistent pollution in multiple countries, according to a comprehensive new report released today. In profiling the past and present impacts of… More »

Tribes and Conservation Groups Call for Federal Investigation into New Mining Claims in Zortman Landusky Reclamation Area and Interior’s Failure to Maintain Protections

October 5, 2021
(Harlem, Montana) — Today, the Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC) and a coalition of conservation groups filed a complaint with the Office of Inspector General requesting an official investigation into the Department of Interior’s failure to maintain a mineral withdrawal… More »

We can't do this without you!

Donate now!

Donate Now

STATEMENT on 1872 Mining Law Reform

October 5, 2021
BACKGROUND: Today the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on the 1872 Mining Law. The 150 year-old law is out of touch and out of scale with modern industrial hardrock mining, and desperately needs to… More »

International NGOs Stand With Dominicans Opposed to Pueblo Viejo Mine Expansion

October 4, 2021
Versión en español disponible aquí Letter to Dominican Republic officials warns against conflict of interest in evaluating Barrick Gold’s proposal Today 43 organizations representing 17 countries sent a letter to the Dominican Ministries of Energy and Mines and the Environment and Natural… More »

Brazilians Still Without Water Six Months after Mine Dam Breach

September 27, 2021
Versão em português disponível aqui Residents of Aurizona say the Canadian mining company has failed to deliver on its promises. In addition to the inadequate water supply, the community denounces company’s attempt to criminalize local leaders.  Today marks six months without… More »

Governor Wolf’s climate plan falls short

September 22, 2021
Background: Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made public Governor Tom Wolf’s 2021 Climate Action Plan. This announcement comes amid increasing criticism of the Governor for inadequate climate policies to date that fall short of what is necessary to protect health… More »