California UIC discussion draft comments

June 26, 2017 • Earthworks et. al.

Unprecedented rule could give California communities the power to protect themselves from oil & gas air pollution

March 23, 2017 • Earthworks

Sacramento, Washington DC, March 23 - Today, as the comment period closed on the California Air Resources Board’s proposed rule to cut methane pollution from oil & gas air facilities, Earthworks urged CARB to adopt the rule.

Groups applaud proposal to cut methane pollution from California oil & gas facilities

July 21, 2016 • Earthworks and methane partners

Sacramento, July 21 -- Today the California Air Resources Board first meets to publicly consider its proposed rule to limit methane and associated toxic pollution from oil and gas facilities. While CARB still has the opportunity to strengthen the rule in a few key ways, environmental groups from around the state and the country lauded the rule as an example to follow for other states and the federal Environmental Protection Agency

Comments on Underground Gas Storage Facility Regulations

January 29, 2016 • Earthworks et. al.

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January 13, 2016 • Jennifer Krill

Natural gas is not cleaner than coal.

But thanks to boatloads of advertising and campaign contributions, oil and gas lobbyists has convinced many politicians, including President Obama, that replacing coal with natural gas is a viable way to stave off catastrophic climate change.

What I Saw in Porter Ranch

January 12, 2016 • Pete Dronkers

It’s early December, and I’m siting in a mega-church packed with more than 500 people. They’re here to listen to an update on the efforts to contain an enormous natural gas blowout that occurred more than a month before. Gas from the leak is being blown by prevailing winds right into their community of Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles County, CA. 

People are mad. 

Mineral withdrawal holiday card to Congress

December 23, 2015 • Earthworks, et al

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

Porter Ranch methane leak doesn’t bode well for climate

December 21, 2015 • Hilary Lewis

Have you ever seen methane? What about benzene? Or the chemical the gas company adds to make your stovetop gas stink, mercaptan? I asked residents at a Save Porter Ranch meeting in northwest Los Angeles if they had seen the pollution they knew was in their community, pouring down from the SoCal Gas storage facility on the hill behind town.

No one responded.