By Alan Septoff
September 23, 2010
Last year, after concerted pressure demonstrating that its non-regulation of natural gas extraction and infrastructure industry was harming its citizens, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced new policies to protect Texas citizens from irresponsible companies.
Eight months later, EARTHWORKS' Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project is going to hold a public meeting to review how those new policies are doing. But TCEQ doesn t want to participate.
September 22, 2010
We're holding workshops in Pennsylvania and Ohio for landowners considering leasing or who have already leased, and anyone concerned about surface owner rights, leasing, and the impacts of gas development. [registration info after the jump]
August 30, 2010
Photo: Rocky Mountain Front near Browning, MT
Credit: Gwen Lachelt/EARTHWORKS
We've worked with a number of county and municipal governments in a variety of states to enact or improve their oil and gas regulations.
While local governments are sometimes limited in what aspects of oil and gas development they can regulate, local regulations can significantly mitigate property, nuisance, public health and environmental impacts.
To provide guidance on what counties can and cannot regulate in Montana, we have prepared a model for county regulations in the state.
Please contact us with questions, ideas or consultation regarding local regulations in your areas.
August 25, 2010
Proponents of natural gas as a bridge fuel speak enthusiastically about the need to end our reliance on polluting and insecure energy sources. But when it comes to figuring out how to get from natural gas to a clean energy economy plans get fuzzy or, worse, hard to find.
August 19, 2010
Those of living in gas-patch communities, like in DISH, TX, have had the burden to show regulators that their water is contaminated -- that dirty gas development is making us sick from polluted water, air and soil.
With a new survey released today, the landowners, public interest groups and scientists involved in Pavillion, Wyoming, are doing just that and calling on our public health agencies to step up and put people s health before corporate profit.