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A Green New Day

February 7, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
This week, two key committees held their first climate change hearings of the 116th Congress. Today, the Green New Deal was introduced. The 116th Congress is turning belated and much-needed attention to the existential threat climate change poses to our… More »
Dirty Flare; Credit - Earthworks

Although important, oil & gas regulation isn’t the solution

January 31, 2019 • Lauren Pagel
Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director co-authored this blog. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, and oil and gas methane pollution is accelerating that crisis. That’s why Earthworks opposes all new extraction of oil and gas, and new… More »

Empty Oil & Gas Industry Promises Show Error of Methane Rollbacks

September 28, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Unsurprisingly, the oil and gas industry celebrated when the Trump administration’s announced their latest action to gut common sense safeguards that cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Their recent announcement gives the oil and gas industry a… More »

On methane, Mexico moves forward as the U.S. moves backward

August 14, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Priscilla Villa co-authored this blog with Lauren Pagel On July 30th, Mexico released their new proposed safeguards to reduce oil and gas air pollution — specifically methane and associated toxic volatile organic compounds. These new standards are stronger than anything… More »

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New Critical Minerals Threat Emerges in Defense Bill Negotiations

June 11, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Two weeks ago, the House passed a national defense funding bill with a nasty rider completely unrelated to the security of our country: if it becomes law, any proposal to dig up a “critical” mineral would enjoy an expedited permitting… More »

How to increase your influence in a Trump administration

February 13, 2017 • Lauren Pagel

On Friday, I hosted our first webinar for Earthworks' members who want to increase their influence over both politicians and political decisions, and regulations. You can see a recording of my presentation here:

Trump’s orders: One step forward, two steps back

January 30, 2017 • Lauren Pagel

The first week of President Trump’s administration has been replete with new Executive Orders that do more harm than good to our country. Two of these orders could cause direct harm to our air, water and public health. The first, which attempts to push through the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL pipeline, threatens Native American tribes, farmers and communities along the pipeline route, as well our climate. 

New Fracking Air Pollution Rule Reduces Harmful Pollution

August 18, 2015 • Lauren Pagel

Today, the Obama administration released its proposed rule to limit air pollution from fracking and other oil and gas operations. The Methane Pollution Standard is the first limits on methane emissions from new and modified facilities including well pads, compressor station, storage facilities and other infrastructure