Grants to Earthworks
2017 (Duration 3 years)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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. Reducing methane emissions as soon as possible is necessary for reducing near term climate change risks. Even in the absence of strong federal action through 2020, Earthworks is building evidence for future federal action, as well as action in states that are not currently considering regulating methane. In doing so, Earthworks is utilizing advanced infrared cameras systematically in partnership with communities living in oil and gas development areas to make the invisible methane gas visible and document the scale of the pollution problem.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Earthworks $3,000,000 between 1978 and 2018.