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Hazards in the Air

PUBLICATION DATE: April 29, 2017

AUTHOR: Villa, Lourdes, Wylie, Wilson

SUMMARY: Air sampling and resident interviews suggest that Karnes-area residents are threatened by oil and gas air pollution, and that state regulators need to do more to protect residents from that pollution.

Methane Pollution Standard

PUBLICATION DATE: April 21, 2017

Comments on the DEIS, Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project

Comments on the DEIS, Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project

PUBLICATION DATE: April 6, 2017

AUTHOR: Earthworks

H.R. 520: Threatening Water Resources, Disenfranchising Communiites

H.R. 520: Threatening Water Resources, Disenfranchising Communiites

PUBLICATION DATE: April 3, 2017

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Sagebrush Focal Areas Withdrawal draft EIS

Sagebrush Focal Areas Withdrawal draft EIS

PUBLICATION DATE: March 28, 2017

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Permitted to Pollute - Executive Summary

Permitted to Pollute - Executive Summary

PUBLICATION DATE: February 28, 2017

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor, Alan Septoff

SUMMARY: An unprecedented study of how state regulatory oversight of oil and gas operations, authorized by the Clean Air Act to protect air quality and public health, in some cases actually undermines both.

Permitted to Pollute - Full Report

Permitted to Pollute - Full Report

PUBLICATION DATE: February 28, 2017

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor

SUMMARY: State and industry records show industry ‘games’ the regulatory system to avoid scrutiny while regulators look the other way .

Comments on Maryland’s proposed oil and gas drilling regulations

Comments on Maryland’s proposed oil and gas drilling regulations

PUBLICATION DATE: December 15, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Preliminary Analysis of Oil & Gas Risks to Balmorhea Springs Complex

Preliminary Analysis of Oil & Gas Risks to Balmorhea Springs Complex

PUBLICATION DATE: November 3, 2016

AUTHOR: Tom Myers, Ph.D.

SUMMARY: A preliminary analysis of the risks to the Balmorhea Springs complex posed by unconventional oil & gas development including San Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park

Preliminary Analysis of Oil & Gas Risks to Balmorhea Springs Complex

Preliminary Analysis of Oil & Gas Risks to Balmorhea Springs Complex

PUBLICATION DATE: November 3, 2016

AUTHOR: Tom Myers, Ph.D.

SUMMARY: A preliminary analysis of the risks to the Balmorhea Springs complex posed by unconventional oil & gas development including San Solomon Springs at Balmorhea State Park

Joint comments to SEC re Mining Disclosure proposed rule

Joint comments to SEC re Mining Disclosure proposed rule

PUBLICATION DATE: September 26, 2016

AUTHOR: Aaron Mintzes

SUMMARY: Comments on Securities and Exchange Commission Proposed Rule: Modernization of Property Disclosures for Mining Registrants 17 CFR Parts, 229, 239, and 249

Oil Trains: volatile, toxic, radioactive

Oil Trains: volatile, toxic, radioactive

PUBLICATION DATE: September 14, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Comments on NY Part 360 Series regulations, Solid Waste Management Facilities

Comments on NY Part 360 Series regulations, Solid Waste Management Facilities

PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Waste Dangers: Why New York needs to change how it manages oil & gas waste

Waste Dangers: Why New York needs to change how it manages oil & gas waste

PUBLICATION DATE: August 26, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

UNEP Letter re: Samarco and UNEP action on mining dam failures

UNEP Letter re: Samarco and UNEP action on mining dam failures

PUBLICATION DATE: August 2, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Earthworks Journal Summer 2016

Earthworks Journal Summer 2016

PUBLICATION DATE: August 1, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Earthworks comments re California methane rule proposal

Earthworks comments re California methane rule proposal

PUBLICATION DATE: July 21, 2016

AUTHOR: Bruce Baizel and Aaron Mintzes

SUMMARY: Earthworks comments re California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 10 Climate Change, Article 4 Subarticle 13: Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities

Letter to EPA re: CERCLA 108(b) financial assurance regulations

Letter to EPA re: CERCLA 108(b) financial assurance regulations

PUBLICATION DATE: July 15, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Making Polluters Pay

Making Polluters Pay

PUBLICATION DATE: July 12, 2016

AUTHOR: Stu Levit

SUMMARY: How EPA can ensure mining companies, not taxpayers, pay for mine clean-up using their authority under CERCLA 108b

Earthworks 2015 Annual Report

Earthworks 2015 Annual Report

PUBLICATION DATE: July 1, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Infographic on tailings dumping

Infographic on tailings dumping

PUBLICATION DATE: June 17, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Letter to Governor Wolf re: PA’s environmental agenda

Letter to Governor Wolf re: PA’s environmental agenda

PUBLICATION DATE: June 6, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Top reasons to support proposed oil and gas regulations

Top reasons to support proposed oil and gas regulations

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks and partners

Letter to Newmont re: Máxima Acuña

Letter to Newmont re: Máxima Acuña

PUBLICATION DATE: April 28, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks and partners

Comments re: final draft revisions to 25 PA Code Chapter 78 and 78a of the PA Oil and Gas Act

Comments re: final draft revisions to 25 PA Code Chapter 78 and 78a of the PA Oil and Gas Act

PUBLICATION DATE: April 19, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Re: Comments on proposed Rock Creek Mine DSEIS

Re: Comments on proposed Rock Creek Mine DSEIS

PUBLICATION DATE: April 19, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Earthworks 2015 Audited Financial Statement

Earthworks 2015 Audited Financial Statement

PUBLICATION DATE: April 15, 2016

AUTHOR: Rogers & Company PLLC

Earthworks 2015 990 Form

Earthworks 2015 990 Form

PUBLICATION DATE: April 13, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Scoping Comments for the Resolution Copper Mine DEIS

Scoping Comments for the Resolution Copper Mine DEIS

PUBLICATION DATE: March 29, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Post-Mount Polley: Tailings Dam Safety in British Columbia

Post-Mount Polley: Tailings Dam Safety in British Columbia

PUBLICATION DATE: March 22, 2016

AUTHOR: David Chambers, Ph.D., P. Geop.

SUMMARY: This report assesses the tailings dam designs at four mines in B.C. in light of the recommendations of the Mount Polley Expert Panel to examine whether regulatory agencies are applying best available technology to reduce the risk of catastrophic tailings dam failures, and where they aren’t, if changes could be made to do so.

Testimony before Senate Environment & Public Works Cmte re Good Samaritan

Testimony before Senate Environment & Public Works Cmte re Good Samaritan

PUBLICATION DATE: March 2, 2016

AUTHOR: Jennifer Krill

SUMMARY: An in-depth look at the Bennet/Gardner Good Samaritan discussion draft

Community air monitoring of oil and gas pollution: a survey of issues and technologies

Community air monitoring of oil and gas pollution: a survey of issues and technologies

PUBLICATION DATE: February 29, 2016

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor

The Case for Revising Federal Hardrock Mining Rules

The Case for Revising Federal Hardrock Mining Rules

PUBLICATION DATE: February 1, 2016

AUTHOR: Lauren Pagel

SUMMARY: We need to modernize the mining regulations under our current public lands laws that govern mining on lands managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management -- the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the National Forest Management Act

Comments on Underground Gas Storage Facility Regulations

Comments on Underground Gas Storage Facility Regulations

PUBLICATION DATE: January 29, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Sage Grouse Mineral Withdrawal Comments

Sage Grouse Mineral Withdrawal Comments

PUBLICATION DATE: January 14, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

UNEP Letter re: global review and regulations of mining tailings dams’ safety

UNEP Letter re: global review and regulations of mining tailings dams’ safety

PUBLICATION DATE: January 13, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Request for Information on Trends, Developments and Challenges for IMO’s Strategic Framework for

Request for Information on Trends, Developments and Challenges for IMO’s Strategic Framework for

PUBLICATION DATE: January 11, 2016

AUTHOR: Friends of the Earth International

Comments on final draft revisions to 25 PA Code Chapter 78 and 78a of the Oil and Gas Act

Comments on final draft revisions to 25 PA Code Chapter 78 and 78a of the Oil and Gas Act

PUBLICATION DATE: January 4, 2016

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Regarding the Environmental Assessment for a Proposed Oil and Gas Plan of Operations: Nobles Grade 3

Regarding the Environmental Assessment for a Proposed Oil and Gas Plan of Operations: Nobles Grade 3

PUBLICATION DATE: December 31, 2015

AUTHOR: NRDC, Earthworks, et. al.

Mineral withdrawal holiday card to Congress

Mineral withdrawal holiday card to Congress

PUBLICATION DATE: December 23, 2015

AUTHOR: Earthworks, et al

SUMMARY: Joint card from enviros and community groups thanking Oregon delegation and Jared Huffman of California for efforts to protect OR wilderness from mining, and urging them to move forward with a 20 year withdrawal in 2016

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