Biden EPA announces oil & gas methane public input process

May 14, 2021
Earlier today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a public engagement process to gather input on new safeguards to reduce methane pollution from oil and gas production. At the end of April, the Senate voted to repeal Trump Administration rules… More »

NMED action on oil and gas pollution must be swift & bold

May 6, 2021
Background: Last year, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) drafted rules to reduce pollution from oil and gas operations. The rules contained exceptions for tens of thousands of low-producing wells and sites presumed to emit below a certain level–even though they could… More »

Bold action in Texas necessary for Biden to hit climate goals

May 5, 2021
Background: On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature passed HB17, a bill preempting local municipalities from acting to ban or incentivize any type of power source from utilities. This means that a municipality could not favor renewable energy sources over fossil fuels for… More »

Gov Wolf will miss mark on climate commitments unless PA halts fossil fuel expansion

May 5, 2021
Background: Today, Pennsylvania agencies released the 2021 Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment. It projects a nearly 6 degree Fahrenheit temperature increase in the coming decades, and with it rising temperatures and more flooding and heat waves. The state’s 2019 Pennsylvania Climate Action… More »

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New report: TX communities exposed to radioactive, toxic oil and gas waste

May 5, 2021
May 5th, 2021: Today, Earthworks released Wasted in the Lone Star State: The impacts of toxic oil and gas waste in Texas, an analysis of the risks to Texans posed by oil and gas waste disposal and policy recommendations to address them. Earthworks and FracTracker Alliance… More »

Sociedad Civil y Usuarios de Oro Piden No Expansión de Barrick en la República Dominicana

May 4, 2021 • Global Justice Clinic * MiningWatch Canada * Earthworks
Hoy 88 organizaciones de más de 21 países publicaron una carta haciendo un llamado a República Dominicana y la Barrick Gold Corporation para que detengan la propuesta de expandir la mina de oro Pueblo Viejo. De igual manera, más de… More »

Civil Society and Downstream Users to Barrick: No Dominican Republic Expansion

May 4, 2021 • Global Justice Clinic * MiningWatch Canada * Earthworks
Today 88 organizations from more than 21 countries released a letter calling on the Dominican Republic and Barrick Gold Corporation to stop the proposed expansion of the Pueblo Viejo gold mine, while more than a dozen jewelry producers joined a… More »

The Fort Belknap Indian Community Meets with Top Bureau of Land Management Officials About Threat of New Mining to Reclamation at Zortman and Landusky Mines

April 30, 2021
Today, FBIC President Andrew Werk Jr. and Council of the Fort Belknap Indian Community met with officials from the Bureau of Land Management to discuss the FBIC’s concerns about the planned gold exploration at the former Zortman and Landusky gold… More »