Earthworks hires new PA/OH oil & gas field advocate

November 17, 2017 • Earthworks
Canonsburg, PA & Washington, DC; Nov 17 — Today Earthworks announced the hire of Leann Leiter as the Oil & Gas Field Advocate for eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The new position is part of Earthworks’ expanded Community Empowerment Project (CEP) to reduce the… More »

Comments on the draft rules on oil and gas production waste by OEPA

May 12, 2017 • Earthworks

Crooksville gas leak shows need for U.S. EPA to issue comprehensive oil and gas methane standards

February 3, 2016 • Earthworks, Ohio Environmental Council, et al

On Monday night, hundreds of residents living in Crooksville, Ohio were evacuated from their homes when a natural gas transmission line spewed methane into the air near their village. Residents within a half mile radius of the leak were ordered to leave their homes and take up shelter at Crooksville High School.

Not the Way to Go, Ohio

July 31, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor

Every road trip needs a good theme song. A recent excursion for Earthworks’ Citizens Empowerment Project brought The Pretenders to mind:

I went back to Ohio, but my pretty countryside 

Had been paved down the middle, by a government that had no pride

The farms of Ohio has been replaced by shopping malls

Said A, O, Oh way to go Ohio…

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Wasting Away – executive summary

April 3, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor, Alan Septoff

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

April 2, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor, Bruce Baizel

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.

OHIO: Key findings

April 2, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor

Wasting Away: new report investigates the mess industry leaves behind

April 2, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor

I once worked at an office with a big sign in the employee kitchen: “Your parents don’t work here. Clean up after yourself.” Some years later when I began to visit gas drilling areas, those words often came to mind. Today, Earthworks released a report detailing the many ways that gas and oil operators—and the regulators charged with overseeing them—appear unwilling to heed this basic request.