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American clean energy – championing freedom and choice for a fossil-fuel-free American West

Climate + Energy

The promise of freedom. The power of choice. The spirit of democracy. These are cornerstones of the American identity. Yet when it comes to clean energy, these ideals are conspicuously absent.

Right now, the federal government sells our public lands to oil, gas, and coal companies, then bails them out when they go bankrupt—even when clean energy is cheaper.  Meanwhile, massive utility companies deprive communities, large and small, of their freedom of choice. That doesn’t sound like “democracy” to us.

We envision a future in which communities are empowered to choose the kind of power, jobs, and local solutions that benefit current and future generations—solutions that will also enable us to confront the climate crisis. It’s time for a power shift to a fossil-fuel-free American West. A new energy Independence Day is dawning.

 

No More Fracking Our Public Lands

Call us in joining for a moratorium on leasing American public lands for fracking. Demand the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management keep our fossil fuels in the ground!

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Climate + Energy Program Work

WildEarth Guardians’ Climate + Energy program is focusing its energy on three campaigns.

Keep It in the Ground

Preserving our public lands for future generations—not selling our national heritage to mining companies.

Doable Renewable

Giving Western communities, not big corporations, the freedom to choose their power sources and solutions.

A Just Transition

Providing economic resources for communities and workers to move toward a clean energy future.

PRIORITY: Fighting Corporate Power

Empowering Americans to choose a fossil-fuel-free future for our public lands.

Climate + Energy Press

We need complete climate leadership in Colorado

The Pueblo Chieftain | Feb 11, 2021

Colorado has committed to confronting the climate crisis, but in the wake of recent action by President Biden, it’s clear Governor Polis has some serious catching up to do at a state-level to follow through on the promise of complete climate leadership.

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Groups sue over drilling project’s climate impacts

The Daily Sentinel | May 12, 2021

Conservation groups are suing federal agencies to challenge their approval last year of a proposal by Gunnison Energy to drill 35 oil and gas wells across some 35,000 acres of the upper North Fork Valley.

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