Jane on the Road: Port Arthur, Texas
Port Arthur, Texas, a predominantly Black community deep in the heart of oil country, is inundated with industrial pollution from oil wells, refineries, petrochemical plants, and now proposed fossil fuel export infrastructure.
On this Fire Drill Friday, Actor and Activist, Jane Fonda, gets an in-person, on the ground look at what’s at stake for this frontline community by John Beard, Jr., Founder and CEO of the Port Arthur Community Action Network Watch to learn about the legacy of strong resistance, including the fight against the climate crisis and environmental racism, and what we can all do to support.
Activists with Texas Campaign for the Environment dropped a banner during Secretary Pete Buttigieg's keynote speech at the TribFest in Austin, Texas.
Buttigieg can reject six offshore oil and gas export facilities proposed on the Gulf Coast that would harm the health of residents, increase energy costs, and make climate change worse.
Our Director, Jennifer Krill and 12 other EDs risked arrest at the Capitol today. They are denouncing Senator Manchin’s #DirtyDeal to fast-track fossil fuel & mining project approvals! This is what solidarity with frontline communities looks like.
We’re going live from the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, with John Beard from Port Arthur Community Action Network and Melanie Oldham from Citizens for Clean Air and Clean Water Brazoria County.
We are asking Secretary Pete Buttigieg to deny the permit for construction of a fossil fuel export terminal — known as “SPOT” — right off of Surfsise Beach, Brazoria County on the Gulf Coast in Texas.
Experts, Advocates, and Frontline Community Members Discuss New Oil & Gas Threat Map Data
Residents impacted by oil and gas pollution and a public health expert join a virtual press event to discuss a new geospatial analysis to be released by Earthworks and FracTracker which shows that more than 17.3 million people, including nearly 3.9 million children under 18 reside within a half mile health threat radius of of the 1.5 million active oil and gas production facilities. Since an analysis like this was last conducted in 2017, an additional 4.7 million people live within the threat radius.
There are only a few days left to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect communities not polluters. Submit your comments before January 31st.
Last week the European Parliament held a hearing on mine waste regulation, here's what one expert had to say. "Do not rush into opening new mines or expanding existing mines or re-opening closed mines in Europe without a convincing demonstration that there will be no adverse impacts on human life or the environment."
A new six-part report from Oil Change International, CIEL and Earthworks reveals that oil production in the Permian Basin has more than quintupled in the past decade, and despite the climate crisis, is still expected to grow aggressively in the coming decade.
If President Biden & Congress are serious about tackling climate change, they must:
🛢️ Deny all new oil and gas infrastructure permits 🛢️
🔥 Pass the Fracking Ban Act 🔥
🏞️ End new oil & gas permits 🏞️
🚨Declare a climate emergency 🚨
To learn more about the Permian Basin’s threat to our climate, public health, and frontline communities, visit: www.permianclimatebomb.org/chapter-3.
Well, well, well… Colorado has a new tool in town to highlight Colorado’s $8 BILLION oil & gas crisis.
Oil & gas wells and operators are not only environmental hazards, but a massive financial threat to Colorado and our taxpayers. Now is the time to hold oil and gas operators accountable, and make sure this industry cleans up their own mess instead of passing it off to taxpayers.
Check out the below storymap to see how many oil and gas wells the industry has abandoned to leave for Colorado taxpayers to pay for.
Storymap ➡️ www.wellwellwellcolorado.com
WATCH: President Joe Biden must protect Louisiana communities and not let Formosa Plastics build one of the world’s largest plastic plants. Formosa’s plastic plant would harm #CancerAlley communities and the climate.
It's time for the Army Corps to revoke Formosa Plastics’ permits once and for all.
🚨 We’ve got a Texas sized problem 🚨 Our new report finds 69-84% of oil & gas flares in the Texas Permian are unpermitted. These flares release methane & black carbon, fueling the #climatecrisis. Read more → earthworks.org/texasflaring
Exxon is all talk no action
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PRESS EVENT: Advocates, Experts, Frontline Leaders Highlight Shortcomings of Oil & Gas Companies’ Voluntary Commitments to Cut Methane Pollution, Urge Support For Strong Federal Safeguards
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Earthworks Webinar: Closing PA's Hazardous Waste Loophole
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Notes From The Field: Our Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Broken"--Netflix series premiering Nov. 27th
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