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 »

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 »

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 »

Legislative Round-up: In New Mexico — High time to start sprinting on health & climate

April 1, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
A shift is underway in New Mexico, but action must come faster, be bolder The aftermath of New Mexico’s 2021 legislative session brought to mind the old adage of  “you win some and lose some.”  Victories were won that communities… More »

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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 »

Reject Newman 6 and Choose a Clean Energy Future for the Sun City

November 13, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was authored by Dr. David J. Garcia of Chaparral Parents in Action.  My dear friends, my name is Dr. David J. Garcia, I am a resident of Chaparral, New Mexico and a member of the Chaparral Parents in… More »

Split and kill: the quest to avoid regulation by PA’s oil and gas industry

October 13, 2020 • Nadia Steinzor
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have proposed a rule to help reduce the dangerous methane pollution problem from oil and gas operations in the state.  But as it is written now, this proposal excludes… More »

New report finds state regulatory failure to safely manage radioactive and toxic oil and gas waste in New Mexico

October 7, 2020
October 7th — A new report released today by Earthworks shows that the state of New Mexico permits oil and gas operations without adequate protections to prevent pollution from improper storage, processing, and disposal of oil and gas waste, also known as “produced… More »