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Jeremy Nichols

Jeremy Nichols is the Climate and Energy Program Director for WildEarth Guardians, a nonprofit environmental group dedicated to protecting and restoring the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.

No Bullshit Advocacy For The Climate

There’s no sugar-coating it. Last week’s report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change painted a grim outlook for our climate and the future of this planet. Aside from acknowledging the reality that human-caused climate change is already wreaking havoc around the globe, the Panel also […]

Bankrupt, But Not Off The Hook

While the coal industry is collapsing, it’s not dampening WildEarth Guardians’ efforts to ensure mining companies are held accountable to protecting our air, water, climate, and more. Case in point is Westmoreland Coal Company, which last week declared bankruptcy. Right before they went under, we joined the Western […]

Another Coal Company Bites The Dust

The coal industry maintained its collapse today as mining giant Westmoreland Coal Company filed for bankruptcy in federal court. Westmoreland is a major producer in the American West, where the Colorado-based company owns the San Juan mine in New Mexico, the Kemmerer mine in Wyoming, and three mines […]

Appeal Filed Over Colorado Coal Mine Expansion

WildEarth Guardians last week stepped up its confrontation of Arch Coal’s plans to expand the West Elk mine in western Colorado. In an appeal filed with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board, Guardians, called for the rejection of a permit revision that would allow Arch to expand its mining […]