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 »

Statement from Earthworks, National Parks Conservation Association and Clean Air Task Force on Opening Legal Actions Against EPA Rescission of Two Regulations on Methane Emissions

September 16, 2020 • Earthworks * National Parks Conservation Association * Clean Air Task Force
The National Parks Conservation Association and Earthworks, represented by attorneys from Clean Air Task Force, joined other environmental groups in filing two lawsuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging EPA’s unlawful rules that rescind… More »

Report: NMED ignored more than half of formal public complaints about oil & gas air pollution

September 16, 2020
Sept 16 — A three-year investigation shows that the New Mexico Environmental Department ignored 60 of the 108 regulatory complaints about oil and gas air pollution filed by Earthworks. The product of a three year investigation of NMED’s regulatory capacity and… More »

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

September 16, 2020

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Comments on NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. Draft Regulations on Oil and Gas Venting and Flaring

September 15, 2020

Comments on NM Environment Dept. Draft Regulations to Reduce Emissions From Oil & Gas

September 15, 2020

Earthworks: 2000ft setback welcome, but COGCC must go further to protect health and climate

September 11, 2020
Background: On Wednesday, four of five Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) commissioners expressed support for extending setback requirements for new oil and gas operations to 2000ft, up from 500ft, to protect public health and safety. Supporters cited a CDPHE… More »

The Value of Human Life Must Have Priority in Oil & Gas Policies

September 8, 2020 • Jack McDonald
When Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said “There are things more important than living“ about reopening businesses related to COVID-19, his comments quickly garnered national attention. Many people were shaken by the callous nature of the quote. However, Patrick was… More »