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

December 15, 2021
El Paso, TX — Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law today released the final three chapters of the The Permian Basin Climate Bomb report series, focusing on the petrochemical build-out and plastics pollution, regulatory failure of watchdogs,… More »
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Oil export facility comment period closes with overwhelming public opposition

December 14, 2021
Carrizo Comecrudo Tribal Nation of Texas * Citizens for Clean Air & Water in Brazoria County * Center for Biological Diversity * Earthworks * Food & Water Watch * Sierra Club * Society of Native Nations* Texas Climate Emergency *… More »
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Report: Oil production in the Permian Basin expected to increase 50% over the next decade

November 9, 2021
El Paso, TX — Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law today released the second chapter of the The Permian Basin Climate Bomb report series, centering on the Permian’s climate impact. The latest installment exposes the… More »
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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 »

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Texas flaring: a response to the Railroad Commission

August 23, 2021 • Jack McDonald
Texas Flaring: a comprehensive government failure; what the Railroad Commission fails to track, it can’t govern has forced a reaction from regulators and industry by finding that 69-84% of Texas methane flares are unpermitted. That reaction: the unpermitted flares our… More »
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Report: 69-84% of Texas methane flares are unpermitted

August 19, 2021
Released today by the environmental watchdog Earthworks and endorsed by Environment Texas and the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, Flaring in Texas: a comprehensive government failure — What the Railroad Commission doesn’t track, it can’t govern, compares directly observed flares from… More »
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Flaring in Texas: a comprehensive government failure

August 19, 2021 • Jack McDonald, Sharon Wilson
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Sharon Wilson to EPA: cutting methane is the least you can do

June 15, 2021 • Sharon Wilson
Sharon provided the below comment live to the EPA during its June 15, 2021 methane public listening session to provide input on the rule it will publish this September to cut oil and gas production’s methane pollution. I’m Sharon Wilson with… More »
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Shrimper Diane Wilson brings fight to protect Matagorda Bay to Max Midstream’s doorstep

May 27, 2021
Houston, TX — After 36 days of fasting, with 24 hours in County Jail for civil disobedience at the Galveston Army Corps Office, and a lifetime of tireless work to protect Matagorda Bay from polluting industries, Diane Wilson lead supporters in… More »
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Permian oil and gas operators have something to hide

May 24, 2021 • Miguel Escoto
The morning of Friday, May 14th, Sharon Wilson (Earthworks’ Senior Field Advocate and Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer) and I drove our rented vehicle down County Rd. 1205 S in Midland, Texas. Sharon sat in the passenger seat with the… More »
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Reflections from the Permian: an industry that can’t be bothered to fix pollution

May 22, 2021 • Jack McDonald
Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Permian Basin with Sharon Wilson and Miguel Escoto for the first time. Unfortunately, being out in the field makes it even more clear just how much of a problem oil and gas… More »
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Bold action in Texas necessary for Biden to hit climate goals

May 5, 2021
Background: On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature passed HB17, a bill preempting local municipalities from acting to ban or incentivize any type of power source from utilities. This means that a municipality could not favor renewable energy sources over fossil fuels for… More »
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New report: TX communities exposed to radioactive, toxic oil and gas waste

May 5, 2021
May 5th, 2021: Today, Earthworks released Wasted in the Lone Star State: The impacts of toxic oil and gas waste in Texas, an analysis of the risks to Texans posed by oil and gas waste disposal and policy recommendations to address them. Earthworks and FracTracker Alliance… More »
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Wasted in the Lone Star State

May 4, 2021 • Melissa Troutman & Amy Mall
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Earth Day Impact: Support Frontline Communities

April 22, 2021 • Sophie Shemas
As vaccines started to roll out this spring, several of our field advocates have been able to safely travel within their states and use our optical gas imaging cameras to make visible the normally invisible air pollution from oil and… More »