The Value of Human Life Must Have Priority in Oil & Gas Policies

September 8, 2020 • Jack McDonald
When Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said “There are things more important than living“ about reopening businesses related to COVID-19, his comments quickly garnered national attention. Many people were shaken by the callous nature of the quote. However, Patrick was… More »

New El Paso Gas Plant: JP Morgan locking in climate destruction for the next 20 years

August 4, 2020 • Miguel Escoto
El Paso Electric Co. (EPE)–a private equity firm owned by JP Morgan Chase Bank–is profiting off the Permian Basin’s unprecedented level of fracking. By adding a new gas plant, they are locking in El Paso’s climate destruction for the next… More »

Dangerous methane pollution: what you won’t see at Trump’s oil & gas event is a health and climate crisis

July 28, 2020
Background: President Trump’s failure to protect the health of Americans and fight the climate crisis will be on full display tomorrow in Texas when he stands before oil and gas operations while celebrating his administration’s efforts that allow companies to pollute more.… More »

French Energy Giant Total Declares War on Texas Toddlers

June 26, 2020 • Sharon Wilson
This true story is filled with enough hubris, greed, unchecked power, a plague, and questionable relationships to fill a Greek tragedy. French energy giant TEP Barnett (Total) cannot drill in France where fracking is banned due to the harmful effects… More »

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Arlington City Council poised to improperly permit fracking by French energy giant

June 4, 2020
Arlington, TX — Today Earthworks, a national environmental nonprofit, sent a letter to the Arlington City Council notifying them that as of June 4, French energy giant Total had not properly complied with Arlington’s Gas Development & Production (GD&P) Ordinance. “If… More »

Earthworks Letter of Opposition Re: Specific Use Permit SUP09-21R1 (AC360 Drill Site – 2000 South Watson Road)

June 4, 2020

As SPOT comment period closes, Coast Guard tells company it’s likely its “application won’t be processed within statutory timeframe”

June 1, 2020
SURFSIDE BEACH, TEXAS — Today the U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) public comment period ended for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Enterprise and Enbridge’s proposed Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT). Local residents and concerned advocates submitted over 38,000 comments… More »

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 »