French Energy Giant Total Declares War on Texas Toddlers
This true story is filled with enough hubris, greed, unchecked power, a plague, and questionable relationships to fill a Greek tragedy. French energy giant TEP Barnett (Total) cannot drill in France where fracking is banned due to the harmful effects… More »
The Permian Climate Bomb
Oil and gas production in the Permian Basin remains a major global warming threat even as the number of rigs and wells, and volume of production, dip. Read this blog on Earth Island Journal The shale bubble is bursting. The… More »
Flaring is Flamingly Stupid. Unlit Flares are Worse.
Last week EDF released a new aspect to its astounding Permian methane map (go visit it!) addressing unlit and malfunctioning flares. This is important because, as bad as flares are, unlit flares are worse. Flares are permitted by regulators to… More »
Pollution on purpose? Unlit flares in TX harm health & climate–during a public health & climate crisis
On any given day in the Texas oil fields, operators are legally permitted to let natural gas go up in flames. As Earthworks’ field investigations have found, they also let it go up in smoke. Recent studies indicate that flaring… More »
Tell the Maritime Administration and U.S. Coast Guard to Stop the Sea Port Oil Terminal!
The oil and gas industry has already taken over much of the Gulf coast, contaminating wetlands, dunes, beaches, and Gulf waters and negatively impacting the health of communities in the region. Now, oil giants Enterprise and Chevron are proposing to build a massive, dangerous crude export terminal off the coast of Freeport, Texas.Take Action Now
SPOT Draft Environmental Impact Statement Hearing
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Earthworks joined local residents and allies in Lake Jackson, Texas to participate in a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT). Proposed by oil giants Enterprise and… More »
Taking on the Climate Bomb
Building community, building power at the Permian Gulf Coast Convening I arrived at the Holiday Inn in Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon ready for three intense days of the Permian Gulf Coast Convening, an unprecedented endeavor to join forces of grassroots… More »