The Safe Energy Future Plan: Ending Special Treatment for the Oil and Gas Industry

April 10, 2017 • Aaron Mintzes

This week, Rep. Cartwright (D-PA), DeGette (D-CO), Polis (D-CO), and Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Safe Energy Future Plan, a suite of bills providing critical protections to communities by closing oil and gas industry loopholes in our bedrock environmental laws.


Joint NGO letter in support of the FRESHER Act

March 14, 2013 • Earthworks, et al

2013 Polis-Cartwright bill to end Clean Water Act exemption for oil and gas production stormwater runoff


Joint NGO letter in support of the BREATHE Act

March 14, 2013 • Earthworks, et al

2013 Polis-Cartwright bill to end Clean Air Act exemption for oil and gas production

Media Releases

Statement of Earthworks Executive Director Jennifer Krill on today’s introduction of the BREATHE and FRESHER Acts

March 14, 2013

March 14th, Washington, D.C. -- "Earthworks salutes Representatives Jared Polis and Matt Cartwright for introducing the BREATHE and FRESHER acts today, legislation that would help protect public health by closing loopholes in federal environmental oversight of the oil and gas industry."

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Alaskans say no to Pebble Mine — but don’t expect Anglo American to tell you about it

October 20, 2011 • Earthworks

DILLINGHAM, Alaska, Oct. 20 -- This week, voters in the Bristol Bay region said no to Anglo American plc's plans to dig a massive open-pit gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's richest salmon fishery. But if you're a Anglo American investor, don't expect the company to tell you about the risk to your share value by growing opposition to the mine or the chance that it might not be built at all.

According to a formal complaint filed by Alaskan Native villages with the UK's financial reporting watchdog, Anglo American has failed to obey the law requiring disclosure to shareholders the environmental, regulatory and liability risks of the proposed Pebble Mine near the salmon-rich waters of Bristol Bay.


Hollywood comes to Washington to talk fracking

February 18, 2011 • Lauren Pagel

Today, Oscar nominees Josh Fox and Mark Ruffalo were on Capitol Hill to talk to members of Congress about the destructive impacts of natural gas drilling.

Mark Ruffalo, Josh Fox, Maurice Hinchey speaking before the Capitol dome

Both live in the Catskills region of New York/Pennsylvania, where gas drilling in the Marcellus shale has sparked a huge controversy and left some communities, like Dimock, PA, permanently scarred.