Andrew joined Earthworks in July 2020 as a Colorado Organizer and has since then become the Colorado Field Advocate and a certified optical gas imaging thermographer.
Andrew works with frontline Coloradans to document oil and gas pollution and expose the shortcomings in Colorado’s regulatory framework. He briefs community members, regulators, and elected officials on the health and environmental impacts of Colorado’s oil and gas development.
His passion for environmental justice brought him to this position with Earthworks but the relationships he has forged with the community members across the state who are fighting for the health of their families and the health of all present and future Coloradans are what keeps him motivated despite long hours on the road and exposed to the elements while conducting investigations of oil and gas facilities.
Andrew has worked for a number of non-profit organizations including Doan Brook Watershed Partnership in Cleveland, OH where he worked to expand programming, education, and volunteer opportunities for diverse communities in an urban watershed and the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, MI where he tested consumer products for toxic chemicals. Andrew has also conducted research on cooperative forest management and climate change adaptations among private forest owners in the Upper Midwest and Oregon and on social perceptions of forest conservation measures in rural Nicaragua.
Email: aklooster [at] earthworks [dot] org
Phone: 202-887-1872 ×143
Location: Denver, CO