Tag: arizona

Coal-Opted: Western Muni, Co-op Utilities Face Reality of New Renewables Being Cheaper Than Existing Coal

UPDATE: Moody’s just released a companion report highlighting not only the increasing economic risks associated with coal-fired power plants operated by western rural electric cooperatives, like Tri-State Generation, but also the incredible opportunities to transition to renewables in the wind and solar-rich American West. Read more at Clean […]

Guardians Uplifted by Climate Conference

Last month, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy team had an inspiring weekend out in the field at the Uplift Climate Conference.   Senior Campaigner Rebecca Sobel and Climate Guardians Shannon Hughes and Becca Fischer attended the youth-focused climate conference from September 15 through the 17th. This year the […]

Coalorado Plateau

Superlatives are an understatement on the Colorado Plateau. Home to Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, and more, the region is the American West’s defining collision of contrasts pushed to some of the most beautiful extremes.  The land, the water, the people, the air–they’re a mélange of unlikely proportions that […]

Shutting ’em Down

Yes, it’s no surprise that WildEarth Guardians would like to see a coal-fired power plant that can’t comply with the Clean Air Act shut down rather than see it continue to pollute. After all, we yank licenses from people who repeatedly violate traffic laws.  Why wouldn’t we do […]

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 […]