Energy transition – providing a soft landing for fossil fuel workers and communities.
A Just Transition
Transitioning to clean energy sources shouldn’t mean pulling the rug out from under communities or leaving workers without a safety net. But that’s exactly what coal, oil, and gas companies are doing when business is bad: paying executives millions, while neglecting communities and employees.
WildEarth Guardians believes it’s time for A Just Transition. That means providing resources for communities to shift to more sustainable, prosperous economies, and for workers to move into more secure and lucrative careers. To that end, we advocate for state, local, and federal legislation and leadership to secure a just transition for all.
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!
What We’re After
Supporting Communities and Individuals
Ensuring Economic Viability
Fostering Bold Change
A municipal-sized solar array is welded prior to installation in the field. Welding is just one career that thrives in a clean economy. Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation
How We’ll Get There
Securing legal support for communities
Making A Just Transition Interior’s priority
Linking transition and conservation
Photo: Craig Daily Press
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
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.Read more >
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.Read more >