Fracking vs. Clean Air: Hearings Wrap-up

The EPA this week held public hearings on a proposal to ratchet up protection for public health and welfare in the face of oil and gas drilling.  In Pittsburgh, Denver, and today in Dallas, the message was resounding:  The EPA’s rules promise less air pollution, greater savings for […]

An Update on North Dakota

Speaking of North Dakota, the state’s efforts to sabotage EPA’s clean air plan just got derailed in federal court today. After EPA failed to meet its deadline to ensure North Dakota had a legally adequate clean air plan in place, WildEarth Guardians filed suit to enforce the Clean […]

Something’s Gassy in North Dakota

It’s bad enough that North Dakota officials have the gall to assert a clean air plan proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will do nothing for public health, when in fact the plan will reduce tens of thousands of tons of toxic air pollution from several coal-fired power […]

WildEarth Guardians and Moving the Planet

Hundreds of dedicated bike riders, mounds of creativity, and a vision of something better. That was the Moving the Planet Ride this past September 24, 2011. WildEarth Guardians helped raise awareness over the impacts of fossil fuels in the Denver metro area and together with everyone else, helped […]

Making the Best of a Smoggy Situation

It’s been a busy few weeks, but one notable glimmer of hope came out late last week:  despite being rebuffed by President Obama, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is staying the course and reinvigorating her efforts to tackle smog here in the U.S. And to kick things off, her […]

How Would you Vote?

President Obama’s environmental record is discouraging support from a key constituency.  But really, how would you vote if his environmental record was put to the test today?  Let me know. And just one more observation.  Actually, another question.  What does Obama have to lose by sticking his neck […]

80% of the West at Risk from Smog

More fallout from President Obama’s decision last week to scuttle scientifically based and legally acceptable nationwide smog limits. Based on WildEarth Guardians’ analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data, the decision leaves more than 50 million westerners–up to 78% of the entire American West–at risk from unhealthy […]