Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Earthworks

Protecting communities and the environment

aka EARTHWORKS

Washington, DC

Mission

Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Ruling Year

1988

Executive Director

Ms. Jennifer Krill

Main Address

1612 K St. NW Suite 904

Washington, DC 20006 USA

Keywords

environmental, energy, mining, grassroots, international, communities, nonprofit, oil, gas, drilling, fracking

EIN

52-1557765

 Number

6731723070

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

We want to change the rules by which extractive industries operate especially when they do so at the expense of people, animals, and the environment. Fossil fuel extraction threatens clean water and air, the climate, and community health. As the dirty practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking", for oil and gas has exploded across the US, we see a need to lead the fight to protect water, air, biodiversity, and community health from the unique threat posed by this dangerous drilling technique. We believe it is imperative that we make a just transition to 100% renewable energy sources ASAP. Communities across the globe are bullied by mining companies — essential natural resources and livelihoods are destroyed. Earthworks is compelled to protect communities, biodiversity and water resources from the impacts of irresponsible mining and promotes the responsible production and sourcing of metals.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Energy Program - Oil & Gas Accountability Project

Mining Program

Membership/Public Information Program

Affiliate/Partnership Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Annual number of sites visited at least once

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Energy Program - Oil & Gas Accountability Project

Context notes

Number of site visits in response to community requests.

Number of people on the organization's email list

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Membership/Public Information Program

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# of active Earthworks members

Number of Facebook followers

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Network of individuals connected to Earthworks' mission

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Earthworks is committed is to stopping the destructive impacts of extractive industries. We believe that no mining or drilling should occur if it would harm human health, water, air quality, the surrounding environment, or the global climate. We work in close partnership with affected communities, and we are committed to elevating the stories of people in harm's way from destructive mining. Energy Program: We focus on protecting clean water and air, preventing climate impacts, and defending community health from the effects of fossil fuel extraction. Mining Program: We partner with grassroots groups in the US and globally to protect communities, biodiversity and water resources from the impacts of irresponsible mining, and to promote the responsible production and sourcing of metals.

Earthworks pursues a range of strategies on the federal, state, and local levels, including research to expose problems with, and impacts from, mining and oil and gas development; direct outreach to policymakers and regulators to advance protective measures; and campaigns that engage citizens in creating pressure for change. Earthworks' Energy Program combines grassroots organizing with impact analysis, regulatory reform and direct challenges to destructive oil and gas development. Our staff engage with policymakers, conduct scientific research, educate and support community members, and at times litigate in order to achieve our goals. Earthworks' Mining Program collaborates with grassroots groups to protect special places, communities and biodiversity from mining's impacts, improve corporate practices, reform government policies, influence investment decisions and encourage responsible materials production, sourcing and consumption.

Energy Program: Our staff is well-respected for their expertise on oil and gas issues by policy-makers, elected officials, the media, other NGOs, impacted communities, and citizens directly affected by oil and gas operations. Our network includes more than 136 organizations nationwide in more than 25 states. In all of the regions where we work, Earthworks staff are active members of statewide coalitions, providing resources and helping to advance protective regulation and legislation on issues ranging from surface owner rights to watershed protection. Mining Program: Earthworks is the leading hardrock mining expert and reform advocate among national and grassroots NGOs. We work in close partnership with affected communities, and we are committed to elevating the stories of people in harm's way from destructive mining. Our staff and board members include leading experts in the technical, scientific, legal, and policy issues surrounding mining.

Energy Program Indicators include: • A network of citizens, groups and communities in every oil- and gas-producing region of the country that is actively engaged to prevent and reduce impacts from that development. • Increased traditional and online media coverage of key oil and gas issues, featuring Earthworks research • Preventing rollback of existing federal and state oil and gas regulations and protective laws Mining Program Indicators include: • Meaningful reform of the disastrous 1872 Mining Law. • Win iconic mine fights to protect fisheries, wildlife, water resources, wild and scenic rivers, and other special places. • Expose harassment and threats faced by our partners and allies working to defend communities and environment from dirty mining. • Retail-level companies in jewelry, electronics, and other mineral-consuming sectors voice support for improved mining practices and/or speak out against dirty mining.

• Wilderness preserved: Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, with its Outstanding Resource Waters, bull trout, and grizzly bears, has not been despoiled by copper and silver mines. Earthworks recently won 2 lawsuits to stop approval of mining permits in this unique and beautiful habitat. • Climate progress defended: The Trump administration and Congress have attacked environmental standards designed to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates short-term climate change. Yet most of these regulations remain on the books after a failed Congressional repeal vote and the EPA and Department of Interior announced their intentions to roll them back, thanks to lobbying, protests, petitions, testimony, public comments, and lawsuits. • Regulators and corporations held accountable: Earthworks has helped concerned residents file complaints against state regulators. Our complaints have resulted in a series of investigations, enforcement actions, and fines.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Sexual Orientation

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