On January 16th, WORCand Democracy Forward Foundation, argued in federal district court that the U.S. Department of Interior must stop convening any meetings or conducting any further business of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) until it balances the committee’s industry-dominated membership, opens secretive subcommittee meetings, and discloses committee-members’ conflicts of interests.
Between proposed coal export terminals and expanding oil production, more fuel is on the rails than ever–with potentially disastrous consequences.
Meet Jade Bahr and Barbara Bessette, Montana’s newly elected urban Native women legislators. This month, Western Native Voice Community Spotlight focuses on the Montana Legislature and two recently elected urban Native women, Jade Bahr of Billings and Barbara Bessette of … Continued
Colorado high school students are breaking voter registration records and having fun doing it. Written by Jeriel Clark of Western Colorado Alliance. Starting with 15 interns this summer, our Western Slope Youth Voter Initiative has since doubled in size to … Continued
Above: The Kemmerer Mine serves as a backdrop to PacifiCorp’s Naughton Plant, which is a major consumer of the mine’s coal, but is set to shut down coal-burning operations at one of its three units by the end of January … Continued
WORC Asks Court to Stop Secretive RPC from Giving Fossil Fuel Industry Illegal Influence over Federal Mineral Extraction
WORC and Democracy Forward Demand End to Closed Door Meetings that Develop Policies Harmful to Western Ranchers, Landowners and Communities. Today, Western Organization of Resource Councils and Democracy Forward filed a preliminary injunction in our ongoing lawsuit to stop the … Continued
Judge requires Trump Administration to conduct an environmental review that takes climate change and other factors into account. Last night, Judge Brian Morris may have delivered the final blow to TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, vacating the 2017 record … Continued