Earthworks is the only U.S. environmental nonprofit that focuses exclusively on the destructive impacts of resource extraction on communities and the environment, in the United States and around the world.
We work to achieve that goal in different ways, including:
- Our Oil & Gas Accountability Project serves drilling impacted communities around the country.
- Our No Dirty Gold campaign which pressures jewelry retailers (whose demand represents 80% of annual gold mine production) to responsibly source their gold
- Our Bristol Bay campaign to protect the world's largest remaining wild salmon fishery.
One of most valuable assets is our staff -- many of whom have worked with Earthworks on mining and drilling issues for more than a decade -- who provide the kind of expertise available nowhere else.
Our photo library contains a geographically arranged collection of images of drilling and mining impacts on communities and the environment.
Our growing library of videos includes campaign shorts, interviews with affected communities, and pollution exposes.
Council resolution passes due to concerns controversial practice threatens DC water supply
Washington, D.C. -- The DC City Council yesterday passed a resolution opposing hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for natural gas in the George Washington National Forest due to concerns that such development might contaminate drinking water supplies. The 1.1 million-acre forest, located in Virginia and West Virginia, contains headwaters of the Potomac River, the sole source of drinking water for the nation’s capital.