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Air Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry

Air Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry

PUBLICATION DATE: August 18, 2015

AUTHOR: Earthworks

SUMMARY: The U.S. oil and gas industry pollutes the air with methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). EPA announced in January 2015 that, in addition to voluntary measures, it will propose rules to require the industry reduce this pollution.

Joint enviro letter opposing HR2822, and recommendations on key enviromental amendments

Joint enviro letter opposing HR2822, and recommendations on key enviromental amendments

PUBLICATION DATE: July 8, 2015

AUTHOR: Earthworks, et al

Wasting Away - executive summary

Wasting Away - executive summary

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2, 2015

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor, Alan Septoff

Wasting Away: Four states’ failure to manage oil and gas waste in the Marcellus and Utica Shale

Wasting Away: Four states’ failure to manage oil and gas waste in the Marcellus and Utica Shale

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2, 2015

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor, Bruce Baizel

SUMMARY: Despite concluding that oil and gas development waste contain hazardous constituents, EPA exempted it from consideration as hazardous under RCRA and left its regulation to "adequate" state oversight. This report comprehensively examines that oversight, identifies causes of inadequacy, and makes recommendations for improvement.

Testimony re Texas SB 1165

Testimony re Texas SB 1165

PUBLICATION DATE: March 23, 2015

AUTHOR: Sharon Wilson

Testimony re Texas HB 539

Testimony re Texas HB 539

PUBLICATION DATE: March 23, 2015

AUTHOR: Sharon Wilson

SUMMARY: Earthworks opposition to bill to require Texas municipalities to compensate the state for cost of city oversight of oil and gas development.

Testimony re Texas HB40

Testimony re Texas HB40

PUBLICATION DATE: March 23, 2015

AUTHOR: Sharon Wilson

SUMMARY: Earthworks opposition to bill to replace municipal authority to regulate oil and gas development with Railroad Commission

Blackout in the Gas Patch

Blackout in the Gas Patch

PUBLICATION DATE: August 7, 2014

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor

SUMMARY: How Pennsylvania Residents are Left in the Dark on Health and Enforcement examines the consequences of prioritizing industry expansion without an equal commitment to protecting the public.

Blackout Case Study 1 - Pam Judy

Blackout Case Study 1 - Pam Judy

PUBLICATION DATE: August 7, 2014

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor

SUMMARY: Blackout in the Gas Patch Case Study 1: Pam Judy from Carmichaels, Greene County PA

Blackout - Summary

Blackout - Summary

PUBLICATION DATE: August 7, 2014

AUTHOR: Nadia Steinzor

SUMMARY: Blackout in the Gas Patch Executive Summary

Joint letter urging PA DEP to improve process for Ch 78 hearings

Joint letter urging PA DEP to improve process for Ch 78 hearings

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 2014

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Enviro letter to DOGGR urging rejection of interim well stimulation regulations

Enviro letter to DOGGR urging rejection of interim well stimulation regulations

PUBLICATION DATE: December 24, 2013

AUTHOR: Earthjustice, Earthworks, et al

SUMMARY: The Interim Regulations put public health and safety at risk, and are inadequate to protect California’s air, water, and climate. Furthermore, DOGGR’s interim regulations do not comply with California law.

Escapatorias Jurídicas para Contaminadores

Escapatorias Jurídicas para Contaminadores

PUBLICATION DATE: August 29, 2013

AUTHOR: Earthworks

Call to investigate the EPA for its withdrawal of legal action against Range Resources

Call to investigate the EPA for its withdrawal of legal action against Range Resources

PUBLICATION DATE: February 11, 2013

AUTHOR: Earthworks et. al.

Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2, 2012

AUTHOR: Bruce Baizel

Re: State Environmental Quality Review Act Requires Additional Comprehensive Environmental Review

Re: State Environmental Quality Review Act Requires Additional Comprehensive Environmental Review

PUBLICATION DATE: April 12, 2012

SUMMARY: Letter to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation regarding environmental reviews before fracking permits are issued.

Local Rights Matter: Key reasons to oppose SB1100/HB1950

Local Rights Matter: Key reasons to oppose SB1100/HB1950

PUBLICATION DATE: January 20, 2012

AUTHOR: Clean Water Action * Delaware Riverkeeper Network * Earthworks * PennEnvironment * Sierra Club PA Chapter

SUMMARY: Pennsylvanians should not trade municipal rights for limited impacts fees and regulatory changes. State legislators should oppose these bills.

Hydraulic Fracturing and the FRAC Act: Frequently Asked Questions

Hydraulic Fracturing and the FRAC Act: Frequently Asked Questions

PUBLICATION DATE: September 15, 2011

AUTHOR: American Rivers * Delaware Riverkeeper * Earthjustice * Earthworks * Environment America * EWG * NRDC * OMB Watch * Sierra Club * The Wilderness Society

Loopholes for Polluters

Loopholes for Polluters

PUBLICATION DATE: May 16, 2011

AUTHOR: Lauren Pagel, Lisa Sumi

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