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 Obama Administration’s refusal to listen to its scientists reared its ugly head last month when the President in early September abandoned plans to strengthen nationwide limits on ground-level ozone, the key ingredient of smog. But that wasn’t the only scientific sell-out we’ve seen of late. And it […]
Public Service Company of New Mexico, or PNM, and now the State of New Mexico are lashing out against an EPA plan to clean up the coal burning San Juan Generating Station. It’s a shame, because as we’ve pointed out, not only will the EPA’s plan save lives, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Unreal. Bowing to fossil fuel industry and anti-environmental pressure, President Obama today ordered the EPA to withdraw its plans to strengthen nationwide air quality standards to limit ground-level ozone, the key ingredient of smog. The White House actually had the gall to claim that the decision wasn’t political. […]
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.