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Coal Continues to Take Ugly Center Stage in West

Yes, President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline for now, giving us some hope that perhaps our government might be able to make the hard decisions needed to confront global warming and move beyond fossil fuels. But then again, it’s hard … 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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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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