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 […]
WildEarth Guardians pushes back against a proposal to expand two federal coal leases in a national forest in Utah.
Last week, the U.S. Office of Surface Mining held a series of public meetings feigning efforts to give the public an opportunity to voice their concerns over a plan to keep the San Juan Mine open until 2033, even though it’s only customer, the San Juan Generating Station […]
While Xcel Energy is moving to shutter some of its coal-fired power plants in Colorado, a new report by the company begs the question, why not shutter all of its coal plants and save ratepayers even more money? Without a doubt, Xcel’s latest plan, dubbed the Colorado Energy […]
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association seems to be going to great lengths to pass the costs of coal to its rural electric co-op members, but now it seems the company is also trying to put the American public on the hook for covering its massive coal mine clean […]
This weekend, I ventured to the Jim Bridger Coal Mine and Generating Station outside of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Jim Bridger mine has been a consistent target recently: In 2016, we overturned the expansion of the mine (PacifiCorp had requested a 120-acre lease that would add 738,000 tons […]
In response to a complaint filed by WildEarth Guardians, the State of Montana has been directed by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement to investigate whether Westmoreland Coal Co. is violating clean water laws at the company’s Rosebud strip mine. Back in April, Guardians filed […]