Governor Wolf increases threat to health & climate with $670M tax giveaway for fossil fuel companies

July 23, 2020
Background: Governor Tom Wolf signed HB732 into law providing for $26.7M in tax credits for oil and gas petrochemical expansion in Pennsylvania every year over 25 years beginning in 2024. Statement of Earthworks Pennsylvania and Ohio Field Advocate Leann Leiter: “With… More »

Delay and Defeat: Four Pipelines in Seven Days

July 16, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Aaron Mintzes, Nadia Steinzor, and Ethan Buckner.  Over the Independence Day weekend, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced they will abandon their proposed $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The week before, June 30, the… More »

Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration Cancellation of Methane Pollution Rule

July 16, 2020
Western Environmental Law Center*Clean Air Task Force*Center for Biological Diversity*Citizens for a Healthy Community*Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment*Earthworks*Los Padres ForestWatch*Montana Environmental Information Center*National Wildlife Federation*San Juan Citizens Alliance*WildEarth Guardians*Wilderness Workshop*Wyoming Outdoor Council A federal judge late yesterday reinstated the Bureau of… More »

NEPA Rollback Another Attack on Democratic Institutions

July 15, 2020
Background: Today the Trump Administration finalized rulemaking to weaken environmental review and community oversight in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The rule is the administration’s latest attempt to use the COVID-19 pandemic to aggressively roll back environmental and… More »

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Trump NEPA Executive Order Another Attack on Democratic Institutions

June 4, 2020
Background:  Today President Trump signed an Executive Order to weaken environmental review and community oversight in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The order is the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to use the COVID-19 pandemic to aggressively roll back… More »

Conservation Groups Seek to Join Defense of Colorado Air Quality Protections

May 28, 2020
DENVER, CO — Today seven conservation groups filed papers in state court seeking to defend the State’s decision last December requiring oil and gas companies to make significant emission reductions, including strengthened protections from drilling near neighborhoods, schools, and places where people… More »

The Case for Closing New York’s Oil & Gas Industry Waste Loophole

May 14, 2020

Enviros Urge Funding for Abandoned Mine Cleanup

May 4, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today Earthworks and 30 other environmental organizations sent a letter to House and Senate leadership calling for future recovery legislation to include funding for the hardrock Abandoned Mine Land (AML) reclamation program. Such funding would create jobs for out-of-work miners… More »