The era of oil and gas expansion is ending

May 21, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Early Tuesday the International Energy Agency (IEA) called for the end of new fossil fuel development — something Earthworks called for several years ago. The IEA was created by developed economies in response to the 1973 oil shock to secure… More »
In May 2019 at the Frontline Oil and Gas Conference in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Photo credit, Jennifer Krill

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Epidemic

May 3, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Indigenous Cabinet Secretary, announced the creation of the Missing and Murdered Unit in the Bureau of Indian Affairs to increase resources dedicated to addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls… More »

US Climate Commitments have been made, what’s next?

April 22, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Today President Joe Biden laid out his long awaited climate target, known as Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), for the United States reentry into the Paris Agreement. The NDC announced today commits the U.S. to cut overall greenhouse gas emissions over… More »

Setting a Bold Agenda for President Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

February 4, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
It’s been a difficult four years as the Trump administration rolled back countless environmental safeguards, leaving our communities and environment especially vulnerable to the impacts of mining, drilling, and fracking.  But even against the toughest of odds, you helped us… More »

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Friends, we need comprehensive mining reform for all minerals

August 27, 2020 • Lauren Pagel
Our friends Trout Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers recently released an interactive report regarding so-called critical minerals, describing the threat to wildlife and water resources that mining poses. But fish and wildlife do not distinguish among… More »

Time for BP to Walk its Talk

April 17, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
In November, we wrote an open letter invitation to BP’s ‘Lower 48’ CEO Dave Lawler to attend the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Denver public hearing considering the Trump administration’s proposal to weaken safeguards requiring the oil and gas industry to… More »

ConocoPhillips Needs to Step Up on Methane

March 15, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
Now that Royal Dutch Shell has publicly and directly told the Trump administration to preserve and strengthen federal methane pollution rules, other companies that have made climate commitments must follow suit.  Words without action or consequence mean nothing in a… More »
Methane pollution from XTO Fashion E gathering facility

ExxonMobil Must Tell Trump Publicly & Directly to Stop Attacks on Methane Rules

March 13, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
ExxxonMobil cannot have it both ways when it comes to Trump’s efforts to weaken federal methane pollution rules. On one hand, the world’s third largest publicly traded oil company has expressed support, albeit in a low-profile manner, for current Environmental… More »