May 8, 2023

In the latest legal action against Ohio’s House Bill 507, environmental advocates supported their collective suit in a merits brief filed late last week.

May 4, 2023

COLUMBUS, OH-- On Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 10:00 am ET, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) will hold a public hearing regarding the Ohio Oil and Gas Land Management Commission (OGLMC) rule on oil and gas extraction from Ohio public lands.

April 7, 2023

Today, Ohio community and environmental groups filed a preliminary injunction to stop the leasing of Ohio state parks and other public lands to the oil and gas industry. On April 7, 2023, Ohio HB 507 will go into effect requiring the leasing of state parks for fracking, redefining methane gas as “green energy,” and a list of unrelated agricultural provisions.

September 7, 2022

Harrisburg, PA - Today, the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a petition for a declaratory order urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to maintain oversight over the Fortress liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. The project includes a gas liquefaction facility in Wyalusing, PA and an LNG export facility in Gibbstown, NJ.

June 17, 2022

Governor Polis signed House Bill 22-1348, the “Oversight of Chemicals Used in Oil and Gas Production”. This transformative policy improves transparency by requiring public disclosure of all chemicals used in downhole operations of oil and gas production - a first-in-the-nation achievement.

January 31, 2022

The Department of the Interior announced today that it would distribute $1.15 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for states, including Pennsylvania, that will clean up inactive oil and gas wells on federal land.

November 16, 2021

Today, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board voted to move forward petitions filed by the Sierra Club, Clean Air Council, Earthworks, Mountain Watershed Association, PennFuture, and Protect Penn-Trafford that would work to adopt better bonding for conventional and unconventional wells in the Commonwealth by a 16 to 3 vote. This is a critical step in fixing the broken system of funding oil and gas well cleanup in the Commonwealth and protecting residents and taxpayers from the dangers of abandoned wells.

August 31, 2021

In response to multiple meetings with Ohio residents raising concerns about the use of radioactive oil and gas waste on roads, the Ohio Department of Transportation will reportedly no longer purchase AquaSalina, a deicer made from oil and gas waste.

July 27, 2021

Sierra Club applauds the Pennsylvania DEP for its new requirement to test landfill leachate for radioactive contaminants, but urges more needs to be done

July 22, 2021

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals the significant health threats posed by radioactive oil and gas waste. Despite decades of research showing the risk unregulated waste from the industry poses to workers and communities, there are still no meaningful federal safeguards for the management and disposal of radioactive waste from oil and gas drilling, and states have not filled in the gap. 

29 de junio de 2021

La Corte Suprema dictó hoy que las compañías privadas pueden adueñarse de terrenos estatales para nuevas infraestructuras de gas fósil, así favoreciendo la construcción del controvertido gasoducto PennEast.

May 25, 2021

Democrats in the Pennsylvania State Senate introduced a package of bills designed to address the harms of the fracking industry