WildEarth Guardian’s spokesman Jeremy Nichols said “tough shit” during last summer’s legal proceedings on the future of the coal plants.
Ream said Wild Earth has pledged to protest every federal lease sale for the remainder of Barack Obama’s presidency.
Implementation of the CPP is estimated to cost $300 billion by the National Economic Research Associates. Who will pay for this? You and me.
Burning coal to generate electricity releases small amounts of mercury–far less than natural sources of mercury such as volcanoes, wildfires, dust and the oceans.
If the goal of government is to advance policies that keep America free, safe and prosperous, then in energy export reform, Washington has an opportunity to check all three blocks at once.
Colorado coal production has declined by nearly half from levels set more than 10 years ago.
“These numbers are sort of like kryptonite for the EPA,” Bailey said in a telephone interview. “They do not like to admit that the Clean Power Plan will have no effect on global climate change.”
The Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act — passed by the Colorado legislature in 2010 to promote replacing six aging Front Range coal-fired power plants with natural gas — will lead to up to a 4 million ton cut in coal sales, Sanderson said.
Western Colorado is on life support. Businesses are closing – between the 4th Quarter of 2008 and the 4th quarter of 2012, Mesa County experienced a net loss of 620 businesses – unemployment is high (up from 3.8% in 2008 to 7% in 2013 – an increase of over 80%), our labor pool has all but disappeared, and the need for public assistance is straining local and state resources. These are not empty claims; the data I am including supports each statement.