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.
How tumult over a draft report on fracking-related water contamination has given Wyoming a pass on fixing groundwater polluted by traditional gas drilling.
U.S. Senate Passes Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, Permanently Protecting Montana’s Paradise Valley
Grassroots organizing wins the protection of some of America’s most iconic landscapes from mining.
Wyoming’s “Crimes Against Critical Infrastructure” Bill Threatens Basic Constitutional Rights, and Paves the Way for Corporations to Condemn Landowners Under Eminent Domain
The energy industry-backed “Zombie Bill” is back, threatening to put corporate interests ahead of the well being and livelihoods of Wyoming residents. Written by Joyce Evans and Liza Millett of Powder River Basin Resource Council. Update February 4, 2019: Thanks to the advocacy … Continued