Earthworks

Earthworks is dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
The Congressional Review Action on Methane Is Not Enough
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...
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Accountability Groups File First of Its Kind FTC Complaint Against Chevron for Misleading Consumers on Climate Action
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 claims that Chevron is...
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Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Chevron Still Fails to Commit to Reducing Its Emissions
Today, Chevron announced a new energy transition strategy at its annual "Investor Day" event. Chevron set new targets to reduce intensity of its pollution, failing to commit to reducing its overall emissions. The “intensity” metric refers to scope 1 and scope 2 pollution created per unit of oil and...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Senate Should Confirm Haaland for Interior Secretary
Today the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding a hearing to consider the nomination of Rep. Debra Halland (D-N.M.) for Interior Secretary. Below is a statement from Earthworks Board Member Casey Camp-Horinek, Elder and Environmental Ambassador for the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Biden’s Pause on Leasing & Other Actions Are Necessary First Steps to Protect Climate, Community Health
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 first day in office, including...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Report: Major Oil and Gas Company Actions Fall Short of, Sometimes Contradict, Promises on Climate
A new report released today by Earthworks shows that oil and gas company commitments on climate have to date failed to translate into significant climate action. The research tracks promises to cut methane and tackle climate from 8 major oil and gas companies and compares them to actions taken by...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Earthworks Statement on the Denial of Pebble Mine
The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued its Record of Decision today, denying the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold mine in Bristol Bay Alaska that threatens the world’s largest and most valuable wild salmon fishery. “Pebble tried every trick in the book to push this project...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
NEPA Rollback Another Attack on Democratic Institutions
Background: Today the Trump Administration finalized rulemaking to weaken environmental review and community oversight in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The rule is the administration’s latest attempt to use the COVID-19 pandemic to aggressively roll back environmental and...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
House Emergency Aid Package Puts People Over Polluters
Statement by Earthworks’ Senior Policy Counsel Aaron Mintzes on H.R. 6379, The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act: “The COVID crisis demands a federal response unprecedented since World War II. That response must be focused on helping people, not polluters. "We appreciate the Members...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
EPA Dismantles Critical Methane Pollution Safeguards
“President Trump once again signaled his ignorance towards the science of climate crisis and his indifference towards public health. The proposed elimination of critical national safeguards against oil and gas methane pollution is reckless, and it will impact millions of families living with oil...
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