April 12, 2024

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration gave formal approval Monday for a huge oil export project in Texas known as Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT), despite widespread opposition because of its impacts to public health and safety, the climate, and the environment.

April 4, 2024

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the unsound approval of a massive deepwater oil export facility off the Gulf Coast near Brazoria County, Texas.

March 13, 2024

Washington D.C.—  Today the Indigenous Women’s Treaty Alliance and environmental groups delivered a petition with 9,000+ signatures calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a robust environmental review of the Line 5 crude oil pipeline reroute. The petition builds on growing momentum to shut down Line 5 permanently.

December 1, 2023

Lansing, MI – Today, the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac for the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline. The Commission approved the decision 2-0, with one Commissioner abstaining from the vote. While reading the rationale for approval, Commissioners thanked Tribal Nations for their engagement, to which they were booed.

August 23, 2023

HARRISBURG, PA — Today, PennFuture, the Sierra Club, Clean Air Council, Protect Penn-Trafford, and Earthworks filed a joint lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including Governor Josh Shapiro and the General Assembly, challenging the constitutionality of a law that prevents the Commonwealth from protecting communities from the harm caused by abandoned methane wells.

July 31, 2023

At a press conference today, Senator Richard Blumenthal called on the Department of Justice to investigate a coordinated campaign by large oil companies to quash information related to the climate crisis.

July 11, 2023

It has been reported that a gas well in Columbiana County, Ohio has sprung a leak after a contractor hit the wellhead. The size of the spill is still unknown, but more than 450 people have been evacuated.

July 11, 2023

Today, by a vote of 18 to zero with one abstention, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board voted to dismiss a rulemaking petition to raise oil and gas bonds for conventional wells in Pennsylvania originally filed by the Sierra Club, Clean Air Council, Earthworks, Mountain Watershed Association, PennFuture, and Protect Penn-Trafford in the fall of 2021.

April 7, 2023


March 22, 2023

LONG BEACH, CA – In a stunning reversal of a trend set by cities like Los Angeles and Culver City to phase out oil drilling, Long Beach’s City Council voted unanimously to extend neighborhood drilling and postpone a phaseout.

February 9, 2023

Topeka, KS – Just two months after the Keystone pipeline spilled almost 13,000 barrels of tar sands oil in Washington, Kansas, the pipeline’s operator TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) has now announced that the leak was due to construction flaws, including bending stress on the pipe and improper welding.

January 30, 2023

Washington, DC – The Department of the Interior released