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.
Our photo library contains a geographically arranged collection of images of drilling and mining impacts on communities and the environment.
Our growing library of videos includes campaign shorts, interviews with affected communities, and pollution exposes.
"Americans deserve better then to see their tax dollars go up in flames. By voting to roll back the Interior Department’s natural gas waste rule, the House of Representatives put the oil and gas industry’s profits ahead of the public’s pocketbook. Without this rule, companies will continue to waste $330 million each year in taxpayer-owned natural gas extracted from public lands owned by all Americans. In the process oil and gas companies will also pollute our communities with carcinogens like benzene, and the climate with methane, a greenhouse gas 86 times more harmful than carbon dioxide."