DEP needs to be more responsive to residents–not less–during a public health crisis.
This is a follow-up to a press release issued last week by Earthworks regarding a resident complaint and the PA DEP’s policy on investigations during COVID. During a public health emergency, the government response to one crisis should not fuel… More »
Four fossil fuel blasts in two days
In the past two days – Wednesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st – four explosions at oil and gas facilities in as many states have had tragic results. On Wednesday: One person died as a result of an oil… More »
Dangerous PA conventional oil & gas bills create loopholes; engender pollution
Pennsylvania’s oil and gas politicians are back at their old tricks of turning back the clock on protections for air, water, health, and the climate. Just like when they killed important new regulations for the conventional oil and gas industry,… More »
Is drilling & fracking waste in your pool or on your sidewalk?
They’ve spread it on roads. They’ve irrigated almond farms and fruit groves with it. The oil and gas industry’s liquid waste has been used for a variety of commercial and industrial purposes over the years. But never has the “beneficial… More »
Oil and Gas Want ‘Equity’ In Regulations, And We Couldn’t Agree More
Without closing regulatory loopholes for the oil and gas industry, the EPA’s latest produced water study won’t protect anything but the industry’s bottom line. On October 9th, the U.S. EPA held a public meeting about its “holistic” study of oil… More »
Spreading Oil & Gas “Brine” Waste On PA Roads Halted… For Now
For someone who doesn’t have an email account, Siri Lawson gets a lot done. In fact, she accomplishes more than most people who do use email. After observing the use of oil and gas “brine” on her local roads and… More »
Fracking Waste Facility Defeated in Pennsylvania
Residents in Pennsylvania, New York State, and water protectors from the Seneca Nation of Indians are celebrating the defeat of a controversial project to treat toxic waste from fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale. A treatment facility proposed for the… More »