Greed Trumps Clean Energy at PNM

At last, the truth is coming out. PNM is fighting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to clean up the company’s coal-fired San Juan Generating Station not because they want to protect ratepayers and not because they have a better plan. It’s because they don’t have any money. […]

No Thank You for your Comment

[Editor’s Note:  Read the latest ClimateWest update on this post here.] It’s bad enough the U.S. Forest Service has greenlighted the expansion of a western Colorado coal mine into an undeveloped roadless area, now the Agency is lobbing contemptuous insults at the public. Take this gem of a response […]

It’s the Ugly that Matters

In the fight against global warming, it helps to be sexy. Case in point is the proposed Alton coal mine, a new pit slated to be punched in the ground near—of all places—Bryce Canyon National Park. You know Bryce Canyon, right?  One of America’s most scenic National Parks.  […]

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 coal ash as a hazardous waste and was […]

Singing Solar Telegram

WildEarth Guardians’ week of clean energy action in New Mexico peaked with the delivery of a singing solar telegram to Governor Susana Martinez and was capped not only by a great night with Bill McKibben in Santa Fe, but news the next day that the Obama Administration was […]

The Nerve

We must be getting to PNM. After a successful protest yesterday against PNM and their schemes to keep burning coal, WildEarth Guardians received a letter from the company’s corporate counsel, Madonna Bixby. Of all things, Ms. Bixby asked us to “immediately” remove a presentation that we posted in […]

Paying PNM to Pollute

It’s bad enough that PNM is fighting efforts to clean up the San Juan Generating Station, now the company wants to force ratepayers in New Mexico to pay for this coal burning power plant to pollute indefinitely. Last week, WildEarth Guardians learned that Public Service Company of New […]

Ozone Déjà Vu

The Obama Administration’s refusal to listen to its scientists reared its ugly head last month when the President in early September abandoned plans to strengthen nationwide limits on ground-level ozone, the key ingredient of smog. But that wasn’t the only scientific sell-out we’ve seen of late.  And it […]