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Enforcement Report - Ohio DOGRM

Enforcement Report - Ohio DOGRM

PUBLICATION DATE: September 25, 2012

AUTHOR: Lisa Sumi

SUMMARY: Ohio Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management: Inadequate enforcement means current Ohio oil and gas development is irresponsible

Enforcement Report - RRC

Enforcement Report - RRC

PUBLICATION DATE: September 25, 2012

AUTHOR: Lisa Sumi

SUMMARY: Texas Railroad Commission - Inadequate enforcement means irresponsible oil and gas development

Rep. Chip Cravaack Federal Lands Exchange Legislation

Rep. Chip Cravaack Federal Lands Exchange Legislation

PUBLICATION DATE: September 19, 2012

AUTHOR: WaterLegacy

SUMMARY: HR5544 would allow exploitation of the Superior National Forest as a Sulfide-Mining District

United States District Court for the District of Idaho: Declaration of Kathryn Didricksen

United States District Court for the District of Idaho: Declaration of Kathryn Didricksen

PUBLICATION DATE: September 17, 2012

AUTHOR: Kathryn Didricksen

RE: Golden Hand No. 1 and No. 2 Lode Mining Draft EIS

RE: Golden Hand No. 1 and No. 2 Lode Mining Draft EIS

PUBLICATION DATE: September 17, 2012

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

S.1113 - The Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2012

S.1113 - The Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2012

PUBLICATION DATE: September 12, 2012

AUTHOR: Aaron Mintzes and Alan Septoff

SUMMARY: S .1113 is a backdoor attempt to redefine minerals critical to the United States, and then muffle the voices of the communities and the environment potentially impacted by mining of these critical minerals.

BLM Proposed Rule Factsheet

BLM Proposed Rule Factsheet

PUBLICATION DATE: September 5, 2012

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

Saving the Susquehanna from Drilling

Saving the Susquehanna from Drilling

PUBLICATION DATE: August 23, 2012

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

Joint comments to EPA re draft guidance for underground injection of diesel during fracking

Joint comments to EPA re draft guidance for underground injection of diesel during fracking

PUBLICATION DATE: August 23, 2012

AUTHOR: NRDC, Earthworks, CCE, Clean Water Action, Clean Water Network, Conejos Clean Water, Delaware Riverkeeper, Environment America, People's Oil & Gas Collaborative, Powder River Basin Resource Council, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Sierra Club

SUMMARY: Joint NGO Comments on Permitting Guidance for Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Activities Using Diesel Fuels—Draft: Underground Injection Control Program Guidance #84

Re: Deadwood Standard Project Conditional Use permit

Re: Deadwood Standard Project Conditional Use permit

PUBLICATION DATE: August 22, 2012

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring

US Copper Porphyry Mines

US Copper Porphyry Mines

PUBLICATION DATE: August 6, 2012

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring, Earthworks

SUMMARY: The water quality impacts track record of U.S. copper porphyry mines regarding pipeline spills, tailings failures and water collection and treatment failures.

Earthworks’ 2011 990 Form

Earthworks’ 2011 990 Form

PUBLICATION DATE: July 26, 2012

Earthworks’ 2011 Audited Financial Statement

Earthworks’ 2011 Audited Financial Statement

PUBLICATION DATE: July 24, 2012

AUTHOR: Dunham, Aukamp & Rhodes, PLC

SUMMARY: EARTHWORKS Audited Financial Statements and Other Financial Information for years ending December 31, 2011 and 2010.

Enforcement Report - NYS DEC

Enforcement Report - NYS DEC

PUBLICATION DATE: July 17, 2012

AUTHOR: Lisa Sumi

SUMMARY: Current enforcement of New York's oil and gas rules is inadequate, and means the state is not prepared for a shale gas boom.

Statement by Human Rights and Environmental Organizations Regarding Repression and Human Rights Abus

Statement by Human Rights and Environmental Organizations Regarding Repression and Human Rights Abus

PUBLICATION DATE: July 11, 2012

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

SUMMARY: We, the undersigned organizations, express our grave concern with the Government of Peru’s alarming escalation in the repression of free speech, police brutalities, and human rights violations. We call on the Government of Peru to immediately put an end to these abuses, and to seek peaceful and dialogue-based resolution to conflicts related to extractive projects in Peru.

Community Groups Opposed HR 4402

Community Groups Opposed HR 4402

PUBLICATION DATE: July 5, 2012

Fact Sheet on EPA’s Diesel Guidance

Fact Sheet on EPA’s Diesel Guidance

PUBLICATION DATE: June 27, 2012

AUTHOR: Aaron Mintzes

SUMMARY: Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed permitting guidance for hydraulic fracturing operations using diesel. The guidance is the first federal policy focused on protecting drinking water sources from hydraulic fracturing.

Earthworks Journal - spring/summer 2012

Earthworks Journal - spring/summer 2012

PUBLICATION DATE: June 5, 2012

The Pebble Mine: US EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Key Findings

The Pebble Mine: US EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Key Findings

PUBLICATION DATE: May 24, 2012

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

Enforcement Report - NM OCD

Enforcement Report - NM OCD

PUBLICATION DATE: May 17, 2012

AUTHOR: Lisa Sumi

SUMMARY: New Mexico Oil & Gas Oil Conservation Division's inadequate enforcement guarantees irresponsible oil and gas development

[Factsheet] HR 4402: Threatening Water Resources, Disenfranchising Communities

[Factsheet] HR 4402: Threatening Water Resources, Disenfranchising Communities

PUBLICATION DATE: May 11, 2012

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2, 2012

AUTHOR: Bruce Baizel

Testimony on HR 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012

Testimony on HR 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012

PUBLICATION DATE: April 27, 2012

AUTHOR: Lauren Pagel

SUMMARY: Earthworks response to ex-Nevada Mining Association head's initiative to exempt mining from most NEPA review.

Deborah Roger’s Handout

PUBLICATION DATE: April 26, 2012

Wilma Subra Presentation

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

Titan List of Compounds

Titan List of Compounds

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

SUMMARY: List of compounds found during air testing in Titan, TX.

Titan Energy Mini Frack in Colleyville/Southlake, Texas

Titan Energy Mini Frack in Colleyville/Southlake, Texas

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

AUTHOR: Wilma Subra

Titan Air Samples Map

Titan Air Samples Map

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

SUMMARY: Map showing where air samples were taken from for Titan air testing.

Titan Air Testing Data 3

Titan Air Testing Data 3

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

Titan Air Testing Data 2

Titan Air Testing Data 2

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

Titan Air Testing Data 1

Titan Air Testing Data 1

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

SUMMARY: Air testing results from GD Air Testing Inc.

Deborah Roger’s Presentation

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

Tony Ingraffea Handout

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2012

Re: State Environmental Quality Review Act Requires Additional Comprehensive Environmental Review

Re: State Environmental Quality Review Act Requires Additional Comprehensive Environmental Review

PUBLICATION DATE: April 12, 2012

SUMMARY: Letter to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation regarding environmental reviews before fracking permits are issued.

Re: Lathrop Compressor Station Explosion

Re: Lathrop Compressor Station Explosion

PUBLICATION DATE: April 6, 2012

Support for SB 1054 (Pavley) - Notice for new wells

Support for SB 1054 (Pavley) - Notice for new wells

PUBLICATION DATE: April 3, 2012

SUMMARY: Statement of support for SB 1054 which would require public notice to surrounding property owners if an oil or gas well were to be fracked or drilled.

Enforcement Report - COGCC

Enforcement Report - COGCC

PUBLICATION DATE: March 20, 2012

AUTHOR: Lisa Sumi

SUMMARY: Inadequate enforcement means current Colorado oil and gas development is irresponsible

Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters

PUBLICATION DATE: February 28, 2012

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS and MiningWatch Canada

SUMMARY: "Troubled Waters" summarizes the problems of submarine tailings disposal (STD) around the world, focusing on some of the areas most affected by this damaging practice.

Anglo American’s Pebble Mine Investor Advisory - Issue 2

Anglo American’s Pebble Mine Investor Advisory - Issue 2

PUBLICATION DATE: February 22, 2012

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring

SUMMARY: This report highlights the range of existing and emerging risks associated with development of the proposed Pebble copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska.

Testimony in favor of HR 785 - authorizing use of SMCRA funds for abandoned hardrock mines

Testimony in favor of HR 785 - authorizing use of SMCRA funds for abandoned hardrock mines

PUBLICATION DATE: February 17, 2012

AUTHOR: Lauren Pagel

SUMMARY: Earthworks reluctantly endorses using funds generated by the coal mine reclamation fee to clean up abandoned hardrock mines -- only because there is no similar dedicated fund for abandoned hardrock mine reclamation.

Joint comments opposing abandonment of EPA methane emission estimates for unconventional gas wells

Joint comments opposing abandonment of EPA methane emission estimates for unconventional gas wells

PUBLICATION DATE: February 17, 2012

AUTHOR: Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Air Task Force, Earthjustice, Earthworks, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, WildEarth Guardians

SUMMARY: The environmental community opposes the Chamber of Commerce request under the Information Quality Act for the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon its methodology for estimating methane emission estimates for the completion of unconventional natural gas well completions (i.e. fracked wells).

Top Three Asks for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Top Three Asks for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission

PUBLICATION DATE: February 14, 2012

AUTHOR: Earthworks, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Sierra Club PA Chapter

SUMMARY: The following information has been developed for use in activities focusing on SRBC issues, such as meetings, action alerts, written comments, and testimony.

Comments to the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding Montanore’s 404 permit application

Comments to the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding Montanore’s 404 permit application

PUBLICATION DATE: February 14, 2012

AUTHOR: Earthworks, Idaho Conservation League

SUMMARY: Earthworks and Idaho Conservation League request the Army Corps to deny the permit to fill wetlands and streams in Montana's Cabinet Mountains hundreds of feet deep with mine waste from the proposed Montanore mine.

EarthNotes February 2012

EarthNotes February 2012

PUBLICATION DATE: February 8, 2012

AUTHOR: Hilary Lewis

SUMMARY: In this issue: Next Steps for Rosemont Mine in Arizona 9 Months Later, Still No Rules to Prevent the Trade of Conflict Minerals Texas Railroad Commission Hears from Landowners New York has a lot to consider with draft SGEIS Macy's dirty little secret exposed

Earthworks’ comments on Mineral Interest Pooling Act rule proposal

Earthworks’ comments on Mineral Interest Pooling Act rule proposal

PUBLICATION DATE: January 30, 2012

AUTHOR: Sharon Wilson

SUMMARY: We believe the RCT should adopt rules that undo the mischief Finley has unleashed, and return MIPA to the role it had for 30 years – leveling the playing field between large operators and small landowners.

Local Rights Matter: Key reasons to oppose SB1100/HB1950

Local Rights Matter: Key reasons to oppose SB1100/HB1950

PUBLICATION DATE: January 20, 2012

AUTHOR: Clean Water Action * Delaware Riverkeeper Network * Earthworks * PennEnvironment * Sierra Club PA Chapter

SUMMARY: Pennsylvanians should not trade municipal rights for limited impacts fees and regulatory changes. State legislators should oppose these bills.

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