Just like Delaware River Basin residents, Gov. Wolf should protect all Pennsylvanians from fracking

February 25, 2021
Background: Today, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted to make permanent a 2010 moratorium on fracking within jurisdictional water boundaries. Commissioners representing all of the member states–Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York–voted in affirmation. Statement of Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks… More »

STATEMENT: Senate Should Confirm Haaland for Interior Secretary

February 23, 2021
Today the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding a hearing to consider the nomination of Rep. Debra Haaland (D-N.M.) for Interior Secretary. Below is a statement from Earthworks Board Member Casey Camp-Horinek,  Elder and Environmental Ambassador for the… More »

New Mexico House Bill should be rejected for failure to put people before polluters, inaccurate assumptions

February 18, 2021
CONTACT: Justin Wasser, (202) 753-7016, [email protected] Background: The New Mexico legislature tabled today a House Joint Memorial bill requesting a waiver from the Biden administration’s pause of oil and gas leasing on federal lands by a committee vote of 8-3. Industry claims… More »

Indonesia’s Move Away from Ocean Mine Waste Dumping Sets Example for Norway, Papua New Guinea

February 9, 2021 • Earthworks * Aksi Ekologi dan Emansipasi Rakyat
Background Nickel demand is expected to increase six-fold by 2030, driven in large part by demand for electric vehicle batteries. Last week Tesla, whose CEO Elon Musk famously promised a “giant contract” to any company able to source nickel “efficiently… More »

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Study: 75% of flares on Texas General Land Office lands (state public lands) are unpermitted

January 28, 2021
Endorsing organizations: CENT * Environment Texas * Frontera Water Protectors * Honor the Earth * Jolt Action * Mount Triumph * Seeding Sovereignty * Sierra Club Lonestar Chapter * Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter * Surfrider Foundation * San Antonio… More »

Biden’s pause on leasing & other actions are necessary first steps to protect climate, community health

January 27, 2021
Background: President Biden is set to sign several Executive Orders today fulfilling campaign promises he made to act on climate, environmental justice and equity within the first 100 days of his administration. These moves build upon orders made by Biden on his… More »

President Biden should heed calls from Congress and declare climate emergency

January 26, 2021
Background: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraged the Biden-Harris White House to consider declaring the climate crisis a national emergency yesterday, echoing calls from Senator Jeff Merkley and other members of Congress. The move would empower the new administration with additional authority… More »

Report: New report finds California fails to safely manage radioactive and toxic oil and gas waste

January 26, 2021
January 26th — A new report released today by Earthworks, along with allies VISIÓN California and Center for Biological Diversity, shows that California is one of the worst states in the U.S. when it comes to regulating the oil and gas industry’s waste… More »