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On Jan. 15, state leaders from multiple agencies met with the communities impacted by the Aliso Canyon gas leak.
(Courtesy of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)
Article January 28, 2016

Massive Gas Leak Reveals High Cost of Fossil Fuels

Though the natural gas leak in Southern California could be plugged by the end of February, residents who are concerned about additional leaks are pushing for the facility to be shut down for good.

An overhead photo of SoCalGas's leaking Aliso Canyon well pad in 2015, which polluted the Porter Ranch community in Los Angeles County in California's largest climate disaster.
(Earthworks / CC BY 2.0)
Article January 12, 2016

Massive Gas Leak Puts Californians’ Health and Environment in Jeopardy

A massive gas leak near the town of Porter Ranch is releasing as much methane in a month as a fleet of 200,000 cars would in a year.

Three years after a massive leak at the Aliso Canyon underground gas storage facility in Southern California, residents of nearby Porter Ranch, shown here, continue to experience severe health conditions.
(Edward Clynes for Earthjustice)
Article October 25, 2018

The Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Largest Gas Leak in U.S. History

Three years after the Aliso Canyon leak, agencies and underground gas storage operators are still failing to regulate and share information about the toxic pollutants in stored gas.

A new EPA proposal for national standards on methane can help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
(Leonid Ikan/Shutterstock)
Article August 25, 2015

EPA's Common-Sense Climate Measure: Fix Methane Leaks

Last week, the U.S. EPA proposed the first national standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas sector.

The Colstrip coal-fired power plant in Montana in 2004. (Larry Mayer / Getty Images)
From the Experts June 15, 2023

Billions in Hydrogen Tax Credits Could Be Given to Polluters

A sobering look behind the curtain on hydrogen tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Press Release December 21, 2020

Environmental Groups Appeal Wyoming Federal Court’s Decision to Overturn Vital Waste Management Protections

The Waste Prevention Rule is a common-sense rule protecting tribal and public lands from oil and gas waste

Fracking on  Bureau of Land Management land in the Colorado River Valley Field Office of western Colorado.
(Bruce Gordon / Ecoflight)
Press Release April 20, 2018

Conservation Groups Challenge Decision to Suspend Protections Against Harmful Oil and Gas Pollution on Public Lands

BLM Waste Prevention Rule stops leaks that threaten health, fuel climate change

Flaring at a drill site.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory July 16, 2020

Court Slaps Down Trump Administration’s Rollback of Methane Rule

Ruling reinstates Obama administration’s BLM Waste Prevention Rule

Press Release October 21, 2021

Conservation Groups Challenge State’s Approval of NorthWestern’s Gas Plant

Montana Department of Environmental Quality approved NorthWestern Energy’s power plant without considering harmful impacts

Natural gas well pads, pipelines, and other associated infrastructure in the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming. Once home to pristine, clean air and very little industrial activity, emissions from oil and gas production in this area now lead to unhealthy levels of smog. (Ecoflight)
Press Release November 20, 2014

Dangerous Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas Industry Can Be Cut in Half

According to report from leading environmental groups issued ahead of EPA decision on methane standards

A natural gas flare at a well in McKenzie County, North Dakota. Controlling methane emissions is a critical step toward addressing climate change, and more stringent regulations for the oil and gas industry would be a good start for public lands, taxpayers and the planet.
(Tim Evanson/CC BY-SA 2.0)
Article May 13, 2016

Feds Should Close Loopholes, Tighten Enforcement in Methane Rule

Controlling methane emissions is a critical step toward addressing climate change, and more stringent regulations for the oil and gas industry would be a good start for public lands, taxpayers and the planet.

A truck leaves the Aliso Canyon facility in Los Angeles, where the largest gas leak in U.S. history occurred three years ago.
(Edward Clynes for Earthjustice)
From the Experts January 4, 2019

We Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Gas Company’s Lobbying

Families in some parts of California are footing the bill for a multi-million dollar lobbying effort to stop California’s clean energy progress.

Methane pollution. (Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock)
Press Release September 15, 2020

Tribal and Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration over Methane Emissions Rollbacks

Gutting two of the most vital methane pollution protections in the midst of a global pandemic would further jeopardize public health

Methane pollution. (Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock)
Press Release August 12, 2020

Trump Administration Guts Methane Pollution Standards in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

By eliminating methane pollution safeguards, EPA is prioritizing fossil fuel interests over public health

A flare burns in a California oil field.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release November 15, 2016

Earthjustice Responds To New Protections From Oil and Gas Air Pollution

Wasteful gas flaring and leaks burn up a public resource and unnecessarily increase air pollution

Joel Minor, an Earthjustice attorney fighting Trump's proposed methane regulation repeal, in Erie, CO.
(Matt Nager for Earthjustice)
Article: Victory March 19, 2018

Trump Admin Just Lost Another Attempt to Nix Commonsense Rules on Methane

The “little rule that could” is back in effect, saving lives and generating millions in taxpayer dollars.

Flaring at a drill site.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory February 23, 2018

U.S. District Court Rejects Trump Administration Attack on BLM Waste Prevention Rule

Ruling means Waste Prevention Rule is back in effect

A coalition of groups concerned about the proposed fracked-gas storage facility rallied in August 2019 before a Puget Sound Clean Air Agency hearing. Signs oppose LNG in Tacoma, where the area code is 253.
(Rachel Lee for Washington Environmental Council)
Press Release December 19, 2019

Puyallup Tribe, Environmental Groups Hit Tacoma LNG with Legal Challenges

Appeals to air permit say project would deepen climate crisis and bring safety risks