Tag: interior department

Decorative Coal Landscaping? Anyone?

Coal is mined for one reason:  to be burned. It’s not used for decorative landscaping.  It’s not used for building material.  It’s certainly not used for jewelry.  Whether it’s for power (the primary use) or industrial purposes (steel, cement, etc.), the bottomline is, coal is mined to be […]

Greenhouse Gas Cover Up at Interior

In spite of President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order calling 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 […]

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 […]

It’s the Ugly that Matters

In the fight against global warming, it helps to be sexy. Case in point is the proposed Alton coal mine, a new pit slated to be punched in the ground near—of all places—Bryce Canyon National Park. You know Bryce Canyon, right?  One of America’s most scenic National Parks.  […]

Pipe Dreams

Despite protests, calls from scientists, criticism from his own agencies, and plain common sense, President Obama gave the green light to the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, all but assuring a disastrous expansion of our global warming footprint. The move is probably the most disturbing signal that the […]

The Good

Okay, now here’s the good. In the last couple of weeks, WildEarth Guardians has taken some tremendous strides to confront some of the most significant contributors to global warming, including: Together with doctors, moms, and many others, putting Kennecott on notice of an impending lawsuit over ongoing clean […]

EPA Caves into Interior Department

I previously blogged about the Interior Department’s efforts to pressure the Environmental Protection Agency to delay cleaning up the Navajo Generating Station. Sadly, EPA quickly caved in, promising the Interior Department that it would not take action until after the end of 2011. The eagerness of EPA’s response […]