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Earthworks is the only U.S. environmental nonprofit that focuses exclusively on the destructive impacts of resource extraction on communities and the environment, in the United States and around the world.

We work to achieve that goal in different ways, including:

  • Our Oil & Gas Accountability Project serves drilling impacted communities around the country.
  • Our No Dirty Gold campaign which pressures jewelry retailers (whose demand represents 80% of annual gold mine production) to responsibly source their gold
  • Our Bristol Bay campaign to protect the world's largest remaining wild salmon fishery.

One of most valuable assets is our staff -- many of whom have worked with Earthworks on mining and drilling issues for more than a decade -- who provide the kind of expertise available nowhere else.

Media Resources

Contacts:

Executive Director: Jennifer Krill, 202-887-1872 x103, blog

No Dirty Gold campaign director: Payal Sampat, 202-887-1872 x110, blog

Oil & Gas Accountability Project director: Bruce Baizel, 970-259-3353, blog

Our Bristol Bay campaign director: Bonnie Gestring, 406-549-7361, blog

Policy Director: Lauren Pagel, 202-887-1872 x107, blog

Photos:

Our photo library contains a geographically arranged collection of images of drilling and mining impacts on communities and the environment.

Videos:

Our growing library of videos includes campaign shorts, interviews with affected communities, and pollution exposes.

Earthworks press release archive

Earthworks press mention archive


Latest Release

In response to the Court of Appeals request that the Colorado Supreme Court hear the Longmont fracking ban case, the groups intervening in the case—Our Longmont, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club and Earthworks—issued the following statement

"We applaud the court for recognizing the legitimacy of Longmont's democratically enacted ban on fracking, the depth of public interest and concern, and the need for re-examining prior Supreme Court rulings on this issue.  It is exceptionally rare for the Appellate Court to kick a decision up to the Supreme Court due to the profound implications of its decision. 

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