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 […]
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.
Citing the agency’s failure to comply with federal clean air laws, we appealed to overturn the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s approval of 58 new oil and gas fracking wells in the Denver Metro area of Colorado. For years now, the Denver Metro Area has been choking on […]
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 […]
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 […]
In case you missed it, WildEarth Guardians is taking aim at the Trump Administration’s proposed plan for managing public lands and minerals in southeast New Mexico’s Greater Carlsbad Caverns region. The proposed plan would sacrifice virtually ever acre of public lands in the area to fracking. It would […]
By the end of 2018, an unprecedented amount of western public lands will have been put on the auction block for fracking by the President Trump and his Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, threatening places like Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, the Upper Missouri River Breaks National […]
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 […]