Conservation, community groups hail ruling that protects clean air rules

July 30, 2020
DENVER (July 30, 2020) — Seven conservation and community groups with tens of thousands of members across Colorado hailed a court ruling yesterday dismissing a case by Weld County as a win for public health and the climate. Denver District… More »

Comments on Proposed Rulemaking in Pennsylvania – Control of VOC Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Sources (Regulation #7-544)

July 28, 2020

Loud and Clear: What public regulatory complaints reveal about Pennsylvania’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves

July 22, 2020 • Nadia Steinzor, Leann Leiter, Raphael Breit

New Mexico must put health, climate above polluters with proposed methane and air pollution rules

July 21, 2020
Background: The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) released draft rules that would address air pollution from oil and gas operations. The announcement kicks-off a 30 day comment period. Statement of Earthworks Energy… More »

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NMED $5M fine welcome step toward protecting public, more steps needed

July 8, 2020
Background: The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) on Tuesday announced the assessment of a $5.3M fine for air pollution violations to oil and gas operator DCP and demanded “immediate compliance with air permit emission limits and operational requirements.” The violations… More »

State allows bankrupt Chesapeake to drill new wells

June 29, 2020
June 29 — Data retrieved today from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website indicates DEP is allowing Chesapeake Energy to drill new wells, including two today in Susquehanna County. This new activity comes despite the company’s bankruptcy filing… More »

Wolf must stop issuing new oil and gas permits in wake of AG’s revelation that DEP and DOH fail to protect Pennsylvanians

June 26, 2020
Background: The Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, released a scathing report on the criminal harms done by the oil and gas industry to Pennsylvania residents, communities, and the environment and the systemic failure of state agencies to protect them. Many of… More »

Even as Extraction fails, CO state regulators consider company interests first

June 15, 2020
Background COGCC sided with Extraction and put company interests before public interests when Broomfield tried to temporarily block fracking operations while stay-at-home orders forced people to breathe oil and gas pollution. Now, just weeks later, COGCC must answer again whose… More »