Statement from Earthworks, National Parks Conservation Association and Clean Air Task Force on Opening Legal Actions Against EPA Rescission of Two Regulations on Methane Emissions

September 16, 2020 • Earthworks * National Parks Conservation Association * Clean Air Task Force
The National Parks Conservation Association and Earthworks, represented by attorneys from Clean Air Task Force, joined other environmental groups in filing two lawsuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging EPA’s unlawful rules that rescind… More »

Report: NMED ignored more than half of formal public complaints about oil & gas air pollution

September 16, 2020
Sept 16 — A three-year investigation shows that the New Mexico Environmental Department ignored 60 of the 108 regulatory complaints about oil and gas air pollution filed by Earthworks. The product of a three year investigation of NMED’s regulatory capacity and… More »

Earthworks: 2000ft setback welcome, but COGCC must go further to protect health and climate

September 11, 2020
Background: On Wednesday, four of five Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) commissioners expressed support for extending setback requirements for new oil and gas operations to 2000ft, up from 500ft, to protect public health and safety. Supporters cited a CDPHE… More »

La injusticia minera a través del arbitraje internacional: Contrarrestando los argumentos de Kappes, Cassiday & Asociados sobre su proyecto de oro en Guatemala

August 24, 2020
24 de agosto de 2020 – Un nuevo informe expone las omisiones y tergiversaciones en la demanda de una empresa minera estadounidense por más de 400 millones de dólares en contra del gobierno guatemalteco. Publicado hoy, La injusticia minera a… More »

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New Report: Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration: Countering Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ Claims over a Gold-mining Project in Guatemala

August 24, 2020 • Earthworks * Institute for Policy Studies
Aug 24 – A new report exposes omissions and misrepresentations in a Nevada-based mining company’s more than $400 million suit against the Guatemalan government. Released today, Mining Injustice Through International Arbitration: Countering Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ Claims over a Gold-mining Project in… More »

Trump methane rollback challenges Wolf Administration

August 13, 2020
“As with its COVID response, the Trump administration is ignoring reality about the climate crisis by weakening protections that cut oil and gas methane pollution. “That EPA Secretary Wheeler chose Pittsburgh to make his announcement highlights the parallel problems with how… More »

As with COVID, Trump ignores reality to gut oil & gas methane pollution safeguards

August 13, 2020
“As with COVID-19, the Trump administration is ignoring reality to gut oil and gas methane pollution safeguards. But as with Americans dying from the COVID crisis, optical gas imaging shows the oil and gas methane pollution that is fueling the climate crisis. “To… More »
Hazeltine Creek was devastated by the 2015 Mt. Polley tailings spill in British Columbia, Canda. Photo: Chris Blake

Statement: Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management Falls Short

August 5, 2020
Background: Today, the Global Tailings Review, a process co-convened by the International Council on Mining and Metals, the UN Environment Programme and Principles for Responsible Investment, released its Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. Earthworks provided comments on earlier drafts… More »