The 2010 Gulf Spill showed that even major corporations are willing to risk everything, including their own long-term profits, in the name of short-term gain.
The Halliburton loophole in the Clean Water Act allows drillers to hide
their fracking toxics from the public. We're reforming the federal govt
by supporting passage of the FRAC Act, to close the loophole.
That’s why Earthworks is working so hard on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures to advocate for policies that have real, on-the-ground impacts for communities, air and water resources.
The Halliburton loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act allows drillers to hide their fracking toxics from the public. We're working to pass the FRAC Act, to close the loophole and make sure that drinking water is protected no matter where you live.
Mining for uranium has left scarred landscapes and over 4,000 abandoned mines throughout the West. Earthworks is working to pass the Uranium Resources Stewardship Act to give communities a say in where uranium mining happens and facilitate the clean up of radioactive uranium mill and mine tailings.
Too often, resource extractors devalue everything long-term in favor of the next quarterly report. Earthworks’ goal is to give communities and the environment a louder voice in laws and regulations to ensure that people, not profits, guide our policies. .
Earthworks initiatives to reform governments
The 1872 Mining Law has left a legacy of poisoned communities and taxpayer cleanups. We're working to reform it.
Uranium, natural gas, and coal have something in common: their irresponsible extraction pollutes communities, land and water.
OGAP champions drilling impacted communities in their fights with too-often unresponsive governments (and corporations).