Tag: ozone

Defending Clean Air From Fracking

As smoggy skies settle in this summer, WildEarth Guardians is stepping up to confront the terrible toll the oil and gas industry takes on clean air in the American West. Front and center are our efforts to rein in smog forming pollution from fracking in the Denver Metropolitan […]

Greed Trumps Clean Energy at PNM

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. […]

80% of the West at Risk from Smog

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 […]

The Great Smog Sell Out

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. […]