Tag: west elk

Opening Salvos Fired in Coal Lawsuits

Methane venting above West Elk coal mine in western Colorado. Earlier this month, WildEarth Guardians filed opening briefs in lawsuits challenging coal mine expansions in Colorado and Montana, setting the stage for defending our public lands, climate, and clean energy future. West Elk Coal Mine Lawsuit The first […]

Time for EPA to Come Clean on Methane

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 […]

No Thank You for your Comment

[Editor’s Note:  Read the latest ClimateWest update on this post here.] It’s bad enough the U.S. Forest Service has greenlighted the expansion of a western Colorado coal mine into an undeveloped roadless area, now the Agency is lobbing contemptuous insults at the public. Take this gem of a response […]