The Permian Climate Bomb

May 13, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Oil and gas production in the Permian Basin remains a major global warming threat even as the number of rigs and wells, and volume of production, dip. Read this blog on Earth Island Journal The shale bubble is bursting. The… More »

Why Did a Norwegian Firm Ditch a Chinese Company Over What It’s Doing in Papua New Guinea?

May 12, 2020 • Ellen Moore
How’s this for a testament to the complex nature of globalization: Storebrand, Norway’s largest private asset manager, recently divested from Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), because the Ramu nickel-cobalt mine the company operates in Papua New Guinea dumps millions of… More »

COVID-19 Relief in the Permian Gulf Coast Region: The Power of Mutual Aid

May 8, 2020 • Ethan Buckner
For the past six months, Earthworks and dozens of grassroots groups, frontline communities, and ally organizations have been building a coalition to address impacts of the oil, gas, and petrochemical buildout from the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeast… More »

Preguntas duras sin respuestas de Pan American Silver 

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Read in English Por más de una década, el pueblo Xinka afectado por la mina Escobal ha permanecido en resistencia permanente contra proyectos mineros para proteger su territorio, su agua, su cosmovisión, y su modo de vida ancestral. Esta oposición… More »

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Tough questions and no answers from Pan American Silver 

May 8, 2020 • Ellen Moore
Leer en español For nearly a decade, Xinka people affected by the Escobal silver mine have been struggling to protect their land, water and way of life from mining. Their sustained opposition, and a court order suspending the mine, drove… More »

When oil is in your backyard–where do you go when your doctor says don’t stay home?

May 6, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Tyler Rivlin and Raphael Breit.  On December 22, 2019, James Brugh and his wife Victoria, who was seven months pregnant,  received a letter from an Ob-Gyn they had visited in Bismarck, ND. Concerned about Victoria’s… More »

Flaring is Flamingly Stupid. Unlit Flares are Worse.

May 4, 2020 • Sharon Wilson
Last week EDF released a new aspect to its astounding Permian methane map (go visit it!) addressing unlit and malfunctioning flares. This is important because, as bad as flares are, unlit flares are worse. Flares are permitted by regulators to… More »

The Shale Bubble is Bursting. Let It.

May 4, 2020 • Jennifer Krill
Bail out people, not polluters. Read this story on Earth Island Journal. For 15 years, fracking inflated a shale oil and gas bubble that is now about to burst. The oil and gas industry promoted itself as a hero bringing… More »