Tag: greenhouse gases

Interior Truly Denies Climate Change

Although the U.S. Interior Department’s ongoing approval of fossil fuel development on our public lands speaks volumes to the agency’s refusal to combating climate change, it sure helps to have words convey how the Department really feels. In response to concerns raised by WildEarth Guardians over the climate […]

All Coal Goes Back to…Portland, Oregon?

Meet Pacificorp, a utility company that owns and operates more coal-fired power plants than anyone else in the American West and that happens to be headquartered, of all places, in Portland, Oregon. Which is kind of odd because when I think of coal, the last thing that comes […]

Greenhouse Gas Cover Up at Interior

In spite of President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order┬ácalling on federal agencies to “inventory, report, and adopt targets for reducing their direct and indirect GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions,” our federal government is now trying to cover up over a billion tons of greenhouse gases that it is directly responsible […]

More Gas Pains on the Climate Front

A new study slated to be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research┬áreports that natural gas producers in the Denver-Julesberg Basin north of Denver are losing 4% of their gas to the air because of leaks and venting. That lost gas is primarily methane (and a bit of […]