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Coal Ash Follow Up

Last July I wrote about Colorado U.S. Representative Diana DeGette’s support for a bill that would have undermined protecting people and the environment from coal ash. The bill, HR 2273, came in response to the EPA’s efforts to finally regulate … Continue reading

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Xcel Hedging Bets on Imaginary Coal

The cost of coal is going up, but rather than find a cleaner, more affordable path forward, Xcel Energy is hedging its bets that it can simply pass along these rising costs to ratepayers. But at the company’s Hayden power … Continue reading

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Updated Oak Mesa Map

We updated our interactive Oak Mesa coal mine map, check it out below. Among the new additions, links to the comments we submitted last week on the latest coal exploration proposal, a link to our report documenting the lack of … Continue reading

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Check out our Interactive Maps

Check out our Interactive Maps menu in the sidebar, where we’ve got links to various and evolving maps highlighting some of the places and issues that WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program is tackling.  So far, you can check out … Continue reading

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80% of the West at Risk from Smog

More fallout from President Obama’s decision last week to scuttle scientifically based and legally acceptable nationwide smog limits. Based on WildEarth Guardians’ analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data, the decision leaves more than 50 million westerners–up to 78% … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Impending Climate Catastrophe

It seemed reasonable and achievable when announced by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter in 2007.  For the state to do its part to confront climate change, greenhouse gas emissions had to be cut 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. … Continue reading

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ClimateWest Podcast: Reaching out from the Rhetoric

Listen to the first ClimateWest podcast by WildEarth Guardians Climate and Energy Program Director, Jeremy Nichols.  Click below: It’s unfortunate.  Apparently an anti-environmental front group called the Western Colorado Jobs Alliance, which apparently was founded by Jon Anderson, an attorney … Continue reading

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Representative Diana DeGette Votes Against Protecting People from Coal Ash

[Editor's Note:  Read the latest ClimateWest update on this post here.] Colorado Representative Diana DeGette voted on July 13 for a bill that, in the words of Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey, would give a “green-light pass for utility companies to … Continue reading

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