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Memorable Moment #2: the Protection of the Valle Vidal

By Alan Septoff

March 22, 2013

We are celebrating our 25th year since our founding by marking 25 of our most memorable moments protecting communities and the since Earthworks was founded in 1988.

New Mexico’s Valle Vidal is one of our nation’s truly special places. The Valle Vidal, which means “living valley,” is located in the lush Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico between Cimarron and Costilla. It is often referred to as New Mexico’s “Yellowstone”. This 100,000 acre paradise inside Carson National Forest is a crucial watershed and home to a wide range of wildlife such as mountain lions, bears, turkeys, cutthroat trout, and the largest elk herd in New Mexico. It is a critical winter habitat for these wild animals as well.

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DEP should answer questions, serve all of the public

By Nadia Steinzor

March 19, 2013

Joint statement by Berks Gas Truth, Karen Feridun, Founder; Clean Water Action, Steve Hvozdovich, Marcellus Shale Policy Associate; Cross County Citizens Clean Air Coalition, Rebecca Roter, Coordinator; Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director; Earthworks’ OGAP, Nadia Steinzor, Eastern Program Coordinator; Lehigh Valley Gas Truth, Julie Edgar, Organizer; Mountain Watershed Association, Beverly Braverman, Executive Director; PennEnvironment, Erika Staaf, Clean Water Advocate; Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air, Jenny Lisak, Co-director; Protecting Our Waters, Iris Marie Bloom, Director; Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, Thomas Au, Conservation Chair.


As spring approaches, Pennsylvania residents still don’t have answers from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to specific questions about how their water quality and health might be impacted by natural gas development—questions that were first raised last fall and posed again over the winter (and which have been ignored over many years of gas development). Instead, DEP Secretary Krancer persists in making general statements and attacking the messenger, in this case environmental and citizens organizations seeking information on behalf of citizens regarding protocols for testing contaminants in residential water wells; the scientific basis for determining which parameters to test for (and not); how decisions are made in the field and at DEP offices in response to homeowners’ concerns; and the number of cases in which only partial testing results have been provided to homeowners.

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Frack Attack National Summit

By Lauren Pagel

March 7, 2013

Thanks so much to everyone that joined us in Dallas this past weekend!

We had a great two days at the Frack Attack National Summit with over 250 people in attendance. The Best Western in Dallas was packed with fracktivists who built skills to be more effective spokespeople and truly hold the oil and gas industry accountable.

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Earthworks’ Founding Story

By Alan Septoff

March 5, 2013

Twenty-five years ago in 1988, Wyoming architect and Sierra Club activist Phil Hocker teamed up with the greatest Interior Secretary in the history of the United States Stewart Udall, Sierra Club Executive Director and Chairman Michael McCloskey, prominent non-profit attorney Thomas Troyer, and former National Wildlife Federation President Thomas Kimball to form Mineral Policy Center.

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It was 25 years ago…

By Jennifer Krill

March 5, 2013

25 years ago in 1988, Earthworks (then Mineral Policy Center) was founded with a simple idea: irresponsible mining and drilling that scars landscapes and devastates communities, had to stop.

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