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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

Obama’s new oil & gas air pollution rule is a step forward for climate & communities

Today, the Obama administration finalized the first national standard to cut methane pollution from new and modified sources of oil and gas production. The rule will also cut associated pollution emitted with methane: volatile organic compounds like benzene, a carcinogen.

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Recent News

May 16 | Public News Service | Dan Heyman
Group Documenting Marcellus Gas Well Leaks
May 12 | US News and World Report | Alan Neuhauser
Feds Tighten First-Ever Methane Rules for Fracking, Pipelines
May 12 | InsideClimate | Phil McKenna
EPA Begins Crackdown on Methane Emissions

On Twitter

#Mining industry has made strides toward improving safety, but yet to succeed in preventing pollution: bit.ly/1TNHzvg @NRDems
Do you know what's in your #gold #jewelry? #nodirtygold #Amazon #mining twitter.com/payalsampat/st…

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