Another report was released today underscoring how Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s reliance on coal is imposing enormous costs on its members and undermining climate and clean air in the American West. The report, released by the Rocky Mountain Institute, highlighted how Tri-State’s existing coal-fired power plants not […]
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.
WildEarth Guardians joined a coalition this week in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw from an illegal agreement with the State of New Mexico that threatens to open the door for fracking wastewater to be dumped into streams and drinking water sources. The agreement doesn’t […]
As we’ve just reported, the Trump Administration has proposed to auction more than 3.9 million acres of western public lands for fracking in 2018. Of these lands, more than 1.3 million acres are located in Wyoming and most of these are located in southwest Wyoming’s Red Desert, an […]
The Trump Administration’s refusal to acknowledge the reality of climate change is reaching bizarre lows (or is it heights?) in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, where the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is again pressing ahead to rubberstamp 2 billion tons of new coal mining and still […]
We just wrote about how the Trump Administration so far in 2018 has has put and plans to put more than 3.8 million acres of our American public lands on the auction block for fracking. See for yourself where these lands are located, click here to access an […]
UPDATE: After receiving feedback and crunching our numbers again, it turns out the acres of western public lands the Trump Administration has proposed to sell for fracking so far in 2018 is actually more than 3.8 million. The blog post has been updated to reflect this more accurate, […]
WildEarth Guardians late yesterday filed suit over the Trump Administration’s failure to defend American public lands from an estimated 120,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines. The landmark lawsuit targets the failure of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (known as […]