Only more accountability (not more commitments) can solve methane pollution problems.

March 2, 2021 • Josh Eisenfeld
This week, oil and gas industry leaders, government officials, and other leaders in the energy world will virtually gather for the annual CERAWeek conference. This conference is the industry’s first significant opportunity to collectively send a clear signal of whether… More »

No time to waste in the New Mexico legislature to safeguard health and the environment

February 26, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
UPDATE 16 March 2021. Last week, New Mexico came a step closer to being able to better protect land, air, water, climate, and health. Senate Bill 8 passed the Senate 25-13 despite opposition from the oil and gas industry–whose legislative… More »

Just like Delaware River Basin residents, Gov. Wolf should protect all Pennsylvanians from fracking

February 25, 2021
Background: Today, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted to make permanent a 2010 moratorium on fracking within jurisdictional water boundaries. Commissioners representing all of the member states–Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York–voted in affirmation. Statement of Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks… More »

New Mexico House Bill should be rejected for failure to put people before polluters, inaccurate assumptions

February 18, 2021
CONTACT: Justin Wasser, (202) 753-7016, [email protected] Background: The New Mexico legislature tabled today a House Joint Memorial bill requesting a waiver from the Biden administration’s pause of oil and gas leasing on federal lands by a committee vote of 8-3. Industry claims… More »

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Field Notes: From the Colorado Front Range, January 26th-28th 2021

February 12, 2021 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-authored by Nathalie Eddy, Interim Field Manager and NM Field Advocate; and Andrew Klooster, CO Field Advocate. Earthworks’ CO field staff visited more than half a dozen communities along the I-25 corridor north of Denver and captured… More »

Opposition builds to Texas crude oil export terminal

February 10, 2021 • Lori Glover
Concerned residents and allies flood Biden Administration with tens of thousands of comments opposing new crude oil export projects along the Texas Gulf Coast While the nation held its breath in fear of Covid-19 and a potential Trump coup d’etat… More »

On flaring, the Texas Railroad Commission might be blowing smoke

February 1, 2021 • Jack McDonald
UPDATED FEB 4 Last week Earthworks published an analysis comparing Environmental Defense Fund flyovers of flares against the Texas Railroad Commission’s flaring permit database for those flares observed on Texas General Land Office lands. The results: 75% of observed flares… More »

Study: 75% of flares on Texas General Land Office lands (state public lands) are unpermitted

January 28, 2021
Endorsing organizations: CENT * Environment Texas * Frontera Water Protectors * Honor the Earth * Jolt Action * Mount Triumph * Seeding Sovereignty * Sierra Club Lonestar Chapter * Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter * Surfrider Foundation * San Antonio… More »