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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.

Earthworks New York SGEIS comments

Earthworks New York SGEIS comments

PUBLICATION DATE: January 11, 2012

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor

Earthworks Montanore SDEIS Comments

Earthworks Montanore SDEIS Comments

PUBLICATION DATE: December 21, 2011

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring

SUMMARY: Earthworks comments on the supplemental draft environmental impact statement for the Montanore mine proposed underneath the federally designated Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area in northwest Montana.

A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

A Human Rights Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

PUBLICATION DATE: December 12, 2011

AUTHOR: Environment and Human Rights Advisory

SUMMARY: This human rights report is intended to detail for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and for Earthworks' Oil and Gas Accountability Project, specific ways in which hydraulic fracturing threatens to compromise human rights norms.

Earthworks’ IRS Letter of Determination

Earthworks’ IRS Letter of Determination

PUBLICATION DATE: December 1, 2011

AUTHOR: Internal Revenue Service

Comments to the EPA regarding the draft air pollution rule for hydraulic fracturing

Comments to the EPA regarding the draft air pollution rule for hydraulic fracturing

PUBLICATION DATE: November 30, 2011

AUTHOR: Earthworks, Powder River Basin Resource Council, San Juan Citizens Alliance

SUMMARY: Comments opposing the gap for existing emission sources, and joint comments opposing the exclusion of coal bed methane wells

Protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay Key to Sustainable Salmon Programs

Protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay Key to Sustainable Salmon Programs

PUBLICATION DATE: November 21, 2011

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring

SUMMARY: Alaska’s Bristol Bay is the largest wild sockeye salmon fishery remaining in the world and the most valuable single salmon fishery in Alaska. Protecting the Bristol Bay fishery is an essential element to the future of any sustainable salmon program:

The Pebble Mine: An Unacceptable Risk to the Bristol Bay Wild Salmon Fishery

The Pebble Mine: An Unacceptable Risk to the Bristol Bay Wild Salmon Fishery

PUBLICATION DATE: November 21, 2011

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring

SUMMARY: The Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery is at risk from plans to develop a massive open pit copper and gold mine at its headwaters. The proposed Pebble mine straddles the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers – the world’s two most productive wild sockeye salmon rivers.

Disclosure recommendations for the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission

Disclosure recommendations for the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission

PUBLICATION DATE: November 2, 2011

AUTHOR: New Mexico Environmental Law Center

Expansion of TRI to include phosphate mines

Expansion of TRI to include phosphate mines

PUBLICATION DATE: October 10, 2011

AUTHOR: Bonnie Gestring

SUMMARY: On behalf of Earthworks, we urge the EPA to initiate a rule-making to expand the list of sectors subject to the requirements of the TRI program to include phosphate mining. Phosphate mining releases significant amounts of selenium into the environment.  These releases have adversely affected water quality, fish, wildlife and livestock, and it poses a threat to public health.

EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Air Pollution Rule

EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Air Pollution Rule

PUBLICATION DATE: September 22, 2011

AUTHOR: Cherelle Blazer, Aaron Mintzes

The General Mining Law of 1872

The General Mining Law of 1872

PUBLICATION DATE: September 16, 2011

AUTHOR: Lauren Pagel, Alan Septoff

Hydraulic Fracturing and the FRAC Act: Frequently Asked Questions

Hydraulic Fracturing and the FRAC Act: Frequently Asked Questions

PUBLICATION DATE: September 15, 2011

AUTHOR: American Rivers * Delaware Riverkeeper * Earthjustice * Earthworks * Environment America * EWG * NRDC * OMB Watch * Sierra Club * The Wilderness Society

Earthworks 2010 Annual Report

Earthworks 2010 Annual Report

PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2011

AUTHOR: Ann Corbett

Joint comments to Susquehanna River Basin Commission re drilling

Joint comments to Susquehanna River Basin Commission re drilling

PUBLICATION DATE: August 23, 2011

AUTHOR: 40 organizations

Earthworks Journal—spring/summer 2011

Earthworks Journal—spring/summer 2011

PUBLICATION DATE: July 7, 2011

Earthworks comments to the EPA re use of diesel in hydraulic fracturing

Earthworks comments to the EPA re use of diesel in hydraulic fracturing

PUBLICATION DATE: June 29, 2011

AUTHOR: Gwen Lachelt and Lisa Sumi

Nuclear Power’s Other Tragedy

Nuclear Power’s Other Tragedy

PUBLICATION DATE: June 23, 2011

AUTHOR: Erika Kamptner

Earthworks Summary of Strategic Goals 2011-2013

Earthworks Summary of Strategic Goals 2011-2013

PUBLICATION DATE: June 15, 2011

AUTHOR: Jennifer Krill

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