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 »

Senate should confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as Bureau of Land Management Director

June 8, 2021
Statement: “The Senate should swiftly confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as the director of the Bureau of Land Management. Stone-Manning has the experience necessary to make wise decisions about lands held in trust for all Americans, particularly when it comes to mining… More »

Gulf Coast advocates, hundreds of orgs launch campaign pressuring Biden Admin to Stop Oil and Gas Exports

April 19, 2021
Photos from letter delivery will be posted here WASHINGTON— Gulf Coast community leaders kicked off a week of action in Washington, D.C. today with an event outside the Department of Energy calling on President Joe Biden to end fossil fuel exports. The… More »

The Congressional Review Action on methane is not enough

March 25, 2021
Background: On March 25th, the House Representative Diana DeGette (D-Co) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) are expected to introduce resolutions that would reinstate the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane pollution safeguards, following the previous administration’s efforts to weaken the rules, using the… More »

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Accountability groups file first of its kind FTC complaint against Chevron for misleading consumers on climate action

March 16, 2021 • CONTACTS: Josh Eisenfeld, (202) 921-6985, [email protected] | Julie Anne Miranda-Brobeck, (202) 365-2903, [email protected] | Ryan Schleeter, (415) 342-2386, rschlee[email protected]
March 16, 2021 —  Earthworks, Global Witness, and Greenpeace USA jointly filed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint against Chevron for unlawfully deceptive advertisements which overstate investment in renewable energy and its commitment to reducing fossil fuel pollution.   The complaint… More »

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 »

New Bill to End 147 Years of Public Giveaways to Mining Industry

May 9, 2019
Washington, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3) today introduced H.R. 2579, the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019. The legislation would replace the 1872 General Mining Law, which still governs mining for gold, copper, uranium… More »

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory needs some fixing

April 11, 2019 • Justin Wasser
Methane pollution from oil and gas operations is dangerously high, and the continued expansion of production through fracking in places like the Marcellus and Utica in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia in the northeast and Permian in New Mexico and… More »