Gulf Coast advocates, hundreds of orgs launch campaign pressuring Biden Admin to Stop Oil and Gas Exports

April 19, 2021
Photos from letter delivery will be posted here WASHINGTON— Gulf Coast community leaders kicked off a week of action in Washington, D.C. today with an event outside the Department of Energy calling on President Joe Biden to end fossil fuel exports. The… More »

The Greenhouse Gas Inventory underestimates emissions

April 15, 2021
Background: The EPA has just released its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks that has tracked climate pollution reported by different industries since1990. The US. GHG Inventory contains data by facility and location, and is used by policymakers and… More »

Commissioners put people above industry in Larimer County

April 14, 2021
Background: On April 13th, the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to extend the current one-month moratorium on all new oil and gas permits until September 15th as they work to update local oil and gas regulations.  Statement by… More »

Spring 2021 Earthworks Journal

April 12, 2021

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What we don’t know can still hurt us — and derail climate plans

April 12, 2021 • EARTHWORKS
Authors: Raphael Breit & Nadia Steinzor In the last few years, some states have tried to get serious about climate change by setting pollution reduction goals in line with international agreements. But these goals were designed using an incomplete picture… More »

Shrimper begins hunger strike to pressure Biden Administration to withdraw Matagorda Bay, TX dredging permit for oil exports

April 7, 2021
Point Comfort, April 7 — Today, 4th-generation shrimper, activist, and author Diane Wilson began a hunger strike at the waterfront of Lavaca Bay to demand that the Biden Administration stop the dredging of the mercury-contaminated Matagorda Ship Channel permitted by… More »

Field Notes: From the Colorado Front Range, March 2nd-4th, 2021

April 5, 2021 • Andrew Klooster
Following our recent fieldwork in late January, Earthworks’ CO field staff returned to many of the same communities in the Front Range. Frontline residents remain concerned about new fracking facilities that are entering pre-production and the continued health impacts from… More »

Carbon Pricing: The Oil & Gas Industry’s Latest Delay Tactic

April 5, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
The oil and gas industry’s history of responding to the climate crisis is a tall-tale of big promises  without action: first it funded the denial of climate science then acknowledged the same science once public opinion shifted. Today companies are… More »