CDPHE takes initial steps in right direction, begins overhaul to improve public complaint system

October 22, 2020
Background: Director Garry Kaufman of the Air Pollution Control Division of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) announced a decision to take initial steps in 2020 to make the oil and gas complaint system more transparent and publicly accessible. The… More »

5yr investigation shows TX regulators ignore public oil & gas pollution complaints, work closely with polluters

October 21, 2020 • Earthworks * Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas * Coastal Alliance for Protection of our Environment * Equal Voice Network * Familias Unidas de Chamizal * Frontera Water Protectors * Healthy Gulf * Liveable Arlington * Texas NAACP * Publish What You Pay US * Seeding Sovereignty * Sierra Club - Lone Star Chapter * Society of Native Nations * Sunrise Movement - Austin * Sunrise Movement - El Paso * Rise St. James * Save RGV
Oct 21 –– A five year investigation released today — Loud and Clear: what public regulation complaints reveal about Texas’ oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves — shows that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has… More »

3yr investigation shows CO oil & gas regulators regularly ignore public pollution complaints, 65% of oil & gas operations uninspected

October 21, 2020 • Earthworks * Citizens for Clean Air * Citizens for a Healthy Community * Larimer Alliance * LOGIC * Western Colorado Alliance * WildEarth Guardians
Oct 21 — A three-year investigation released today—Loud and Clear: what public regulation complaints reveal about Colorado’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves—shows that state regulators only acted to reduce pollution in response to 14% of… More »

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

October 21, 2020 • Nadia Steinzor, Nathalie Eddy, and Raphael Breit

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

October 21, 2020 • Nadia Steinzor, Sharon Wilson, and Raphael Breit

Texas regulators allow unpermitted oil well to pollute for 10 months, so far

October 8, 2020
Oct 8 — Today Earthworks sent a letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Executive Director Toby Baker, and the Texas Railroad Commissioners (TRC), urging them to reject and rescind MDC Pick Pocket 21’s permits after pollution was documented at… More »

Comments to the Texas Railroad Commission on Venting and Flaring

September 25, 2020

Worst of the Worst: A first-hand view of PA’s oil and gas polluters

September 17, 2020 • Leann Leiter
After years of work by communities and advocates, Pennsylvania is now poised to adopt new rules requiring oil and gas companies to reduce their pollution. Oil and gas companies have created a 1 million+ ton methane and air pollution problem… More »