Earthworks Community Empowerment Project: Making the Invisible Visible in Colorado

November 13, 2020

3yr investigation shows CA responds to oil & gas pollution complaints, but public isn’t protected

November 12, 2020
Nov 12 — A three-year investigation released today — Loud and Clear: what public regulatory complaints reveal about California’s oversight of oil and gas pollution and whom it serves — shows that while California leads among six states examined when it comes… More »

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

November 12, 2020 • Nadia Steinzor and Raphael Breit

Environmental Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Air Pollution from Industrial Flares

October 29, 2020 • Earthworks * Environmental Integrity Project * Air Alliance Houston * Clean Air Council * Chesapeake Climate Action Network * Environment America * Environment Texas * Hoosier Environmental Council * PennEnvironment * Texas Campaign for the Environment
Washington, D.C. – A coalition of ten environmental organizations today sued the Trump Administration’s EPA over its failure reduce toxic air pollution from industrial flares at petrochemical plants, gas processing facilities, municipal solid waste landfills, and other large industrial sites. Across the country,… More »

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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