It’s out and it’s good. Probably some room for improvement, but kudos to the EPA for following through with a comprehensive clean air plan to tackle air pollution in North Dakota. Moose in front of Coal Creek coal-fired power plant in North Dakota (photo by Dennis Kost).
We’ve heard it’s signed, but we’re still waiting to see what it looks like. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, here’s some background info.
Despite the fact that WildEarth Guardians gets accused by right wing politicians of being overly litigious, it’s actually industry that files the majority of lawsuits, at least against the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s according to a Government Accountability Office report released today, which looked at environmental litigation against […]
Check out the latest Scientific American piece on the human cost of energy, and the kicker: The lion’s share of human costs, however, comes not from accidents but from pollution, which makes fossil fuels the most dangerous form of energy generation. And just in case you need it […]
Despite protests, calls from scientists, criticism from his own agencies, and plain common sense, President Obama gave the green light to the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, all but assuring a disastrous expansion of our global warming footprint. The move is probably the most disturbing signal that the […]
It seemed reasonable and achievable when announced by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter in 2007. For the state to do its part to confront climate change, greenhouse gas emissions had to be cut 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. Unfortunately, meeting this modest goal is facing considerable […]
Okay, now here’s the good. In the last couple of weeks, WildEarth Guardians has taken some tremendous strides to confront some of the most significant contributors to global warming, including: Together with doctors, moms, and many others, putting Kennecott on notice of an impending lawsuit over ongoing clean […]
Okay, in the past two weeks, there’s been a slew of reports signalling the impacts of global warming are becoming more severe. It’s bad news and I can’t gloss over that fact. Among the latest red flags: A report that found climate change is likely to cut trout […]
Listen to the first ClimateWest podcast by WildEarth Guardians Climate and Energy Program Director, Jeremy Nichols. Click below: It’s unfortunate. Apparently an anti-environmental front group called the Western Colorado Jobs Alliance, which apparently was founded by Jon Anderson, an attorney at Holland and Hart in Denver, is running […]
I previously posted about the pressure the Environmental Protection Agency was getting from the State of New Mexico and Public Service Company of New Mexico, or PNM, to bail on a clean air plan for the San Juan Generating Station. Happy to say, the EPA stood strong against […]