Earthworks applauds passage of SB8, urges NM Gov. Lujan Grisham to sign bill into law

March 19, 2021
 Statement on the legislature’s passage of SB8, Local Government Air Quality Regulations, by Nathalie Eddy, Earthworks NM Field Advocate and certified thermographer: “By removing just four words from two statutes, New Mexico’s government will be better able to protect New Mexicans. “After… More »

Earthworks urges NM Gov. Lujan Grisham to sign HB76 into law

March 17, 2021
Statement on the passage of HB76, Permit Denial for Poor Compliance, by Earthworks NM Field Advocate and certified thermographer Nathalie Eddy:  “Oil and gas pollution is harming residents’ health and New Mexico’s land, air and water, right now. Governor Lujan… More »
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Comments to Colorado Regulators on Oil and gas Financial Assurance Rulemaking

March 16, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor, Senior Policy and Research Analyst

Haaland confirmed as 1st Native American Interior Secretary

March 15, 2021
Statement of Earthworks Executive Director Jennifer Krill Today by a bipartisan 51-40 vote the Senate confirmed US Rep. Debra Haaland to become the first Native American Secretary of the Interior in U.S. history. The Interior Department oversees the country’s public… More »

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New Mexico legislators need to stop repeat pollution offenders

March 4, 2021 • Nadia Steinzor
Update on March 12th, 2021. New Mexico’s Bad Actor bill is inching closer to becoming law.  Last week the House passed it 42-36, and this week the Senate Conservation Committee voted 5-3 in favor. While the next step is a… More »

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 »