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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.

Keep Our Coal in the Ground, Save Our Climate

The Trump Administration wants to re-approve four massive coal leases in the Powder River Basin, the nation’s largest coal producing region. Speak out against coal leasing and climate denial under Trump!

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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.

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How You Can Help

Help shift the power to create a fossil-fuel-free American West! Be a guardian for climate by joining the conversation, learning about current issues, and making your voice heard. Together, we're a powerful force for nature and a force to be reckoned with.

Climate + Energy Press

WildEarth Guardians Files Suit to Enforce Oil and Gas Pipeline Inspection Laws on American Public Lands

Aug 15, 2018

Great Falls, MT – Late yesterday, WildEarth Guardians filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Transportation over their chronic failure to inspect more than 120,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines underlying federal public lands in th

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Chaco needs congressional leadership

The Santa Fe New Mexican | Mar 24, 2018

For centuries, Chaco Canyon was a gathering place where ancestral Puebloan peoples came together to make their world a better place. At the heart of the ancient civilization’s genius are the complex and intricate relationships between its grand architecture, global commerce, ceremonies and their link to solar and lunar cycles.

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San Juan coal mine gets larger environmental review

The Journal | Jun 29, 2018

A proposal to extend the San Juan coal mine lease in northwestern New Mexico that fuels an adjacent power station would have minor impacts on air and water, according to a new and larger environmental study.

The San Juan Coal Co. seeks to reaffirm a lease extension through 2033 to mine 36 million tons of coal to power the San Juan Generating Station.

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