Close the Loophole in PA’s Proposed Rule for Oil & Gas Methane and VOCs

July 21, 2021 • Melissa Ostroff
Close the Loophole in PA DEP’s Proposed Rulemaking for Control of Methane and VOC Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Operations Pennsylvania is in the final stages of a new rule to reduce air pollution from existing oil and gas… More »

Today’s methane CRA vote is step one

June 25, 2021
Stronger oil & gas methane rules are step two for Biden EPA Background: Today the US House of Representatives voted 229-191 to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that, along with the companion Senate resolution passed earlier this year, will… More »

Earthworks hires Pennsylvania Field Advocate

June 13, 2021
Certified Thermographer back on the beat to monitor oil and gas pollution in PA Philadelphia, PA — Today, Earthworks announces the hire of a new Pennsylvania Field Advocate, Melissa Ostroff. Melissa is working with communities across the Commonwealth to help protect… More »

The Congressional Review Action on methane is not enough

June 10, 2021
Background: On June 10th, the US House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced a resolution authored by Representative Diana DeGette that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane pollution safeguards using the Congressional Review Act, following the previous administration’s efforts to weaken… More »

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The Congressional Review Act on methane is not enough

April 28, 2021
Background: On April 28th, the US Senate passed a Congressional Review Act with bipartisan support to reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s Obama-era methane pollution safeguards, following the previous administration’s efforts to weaken the rules. Statement from Lauren Pagel, Earthworks Policy… More »

US Climate Commitments have been made, what’s next?

April 22, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
Today President Joe Biden laid out his long awaited climate target, known as Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), for the United States reentry into the Paris Agreement. The NDC announced today commits the U.S. to cut overall greenhouse gas emissions over… More »

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 »

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 »