Last week, WildEarth Guardians joined the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finally clean up the Bonanza coal-fired power plant in northeastern Utah. This latest volley comes on the heels of ongoing efforts to hold the power […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday released its annual report on greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s largest sources of pollution, revealing that we still have enormous progress to make in cutting carbon. The big bombshell was that in 2013, greenhouse gas emissions actually increased. That’s right, increased. […]
Benjamin Storrow with the Casper Star Tribune reported this past weekend on the prospect of eight Wyoming counties (effectively 1/3 of the state) falling into violation of federal limits on ozone, the key ingredient of smog. The report coincides with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent release of ozone […]
It’s only Wednesday and it’s already been a busy week on the issue of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s like carbon on steroids and is released extensively in the production of fossil fuels: There’s been ongoing coverage of our court victory last Friday overturning Arch Coal’s plans to expand […]
That I posted something, yes. The blog has been pretty dormant for a year or so now, but I’m going to try to pick things up again now and get the word out about what’s news in the American West when it comes to climate change. And by […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.