It’s en vogue for energy companies to say they’re against methane pollution, but their membership in trade groups lobbying for looser regulations says it all. In the past month, several major oil and gas companies including Shell and ExxonMobil have … Continued
One by one, our critical coal mining assets are being acquired by people with disreputable histories in Appalachia. Our miners, communities and lands are in danger of being impoverished by these operators and their schemes.
The Native American Achievement Center, on the Montana State University-Billings campus, helps to recruit and retain American Indian students. Reno Charette, the Director of the Achievement Center, teaches courses in Native American studies and advocates for students by providing academic and personal support. This month, Western Native Voice Community Spotlight stopped by the Achievement Center recently to visit with Reno about their role on campus and some upcoming events.
Someone with so many conflicts of interest cannot be entrusted with one fifth of all land in the United States.
How one Colorado rural electric co-op’s legal battle is paving the way for other REA’s to provide more clean and renewable energy to their members.
Unanimous Vote by Wyoming Environmental Quality Council Clears the Way for Strong Self-Bonding Rules
As coal mines begin filing for bankruptcy, Powder River’s push for new self-bonding rules may save Wyoming taxpayers billions. On Tuesday, February 19, the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council voted unanimously to reform the state’s coal mine reclamation self-bonding program, a … Continued
Western Colorado Alliance member asks for reforms that protect Colorado communities, rather than protecting oil and gas company profits.
Wyoming residents have long found themselves in the cross-hairs of energy extraction. The recent drilling boom has brought drilling rigs right into residential developments. Powder River Basin Resource Council has released a new series of videos featuring Wyoming residents whose lives have been upended by nearby oil and gas development. From living with the legacy of contaminated groundwater in Pavillion to addressing booming oil and gas development in Laramie and Converse Counties, the videos examine the human cost of development.
Over the noise of crampons crunching on snow and crowds cheering the expert moves of climbing competitors, Western Colorado Alliance members spoke with Ouray Ice Festival attendees about the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act (SJMWA). Our goal was to collect signed postcards to be delivered to Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton in a demonstration of broad local, state and national support. The Alliance was joined by Sheep Mountain Alliance, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, and Ridgway-Ouray Community Council volunteers.
This month, Western Native Voice Community Spotlight features Adrian Jawort, a Northern Cheyenne author and journalist for Indian Country Today to discuss the recent article titled “Native American ‘Rednecks’ and Colonized Anti-LGBTQ Conservativism”. Adrian shared with us how their article was received by the public and the self-discovery that had inspired the article.