Speeding the Transition From Coal in the Southwest

Speeding the Transition From Coal in the Southwest Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel on earth. The life-cycle of coal – from mining to combustion to disposal of coal waste – creates significant land, water, and air pollution, which in turn cause...

VICTORY! Bull Mountain Mine Expansion

VICTORY! Bull Mountain Mine Expansion In the foothills of central Montana near Roundup, we kept 170 million tons of coal, underlying 7,000 acres, in the ground. We challenged the Bull Mountains/Signal Peak Mine expansion, arguing that the agency’s analysis of impacts...

VICTORY! Rosebud Coal Mine Clean Water Act Challenge

VICTORY! Rosebud Coal Mine Clean Water Act Challenge When the Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued a Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) permit – a permit to discharge pollution- to the Rosebud coal mine that does not protect...

Oil & Gas Drilling Lease Climate Challenge

Montana Oil & Gas Drilling Lease Climate Challenge In Montana, leaky oil & gas drilling operations on public lands emit 1.8 billion cubic feet of methane (and perhaps far more) to the atmosphere each year. Over a 20-year lifetime of development, keeping this...

San Juan Generating Station Air Pollution Challenge

San Juan Generating Station Air Pollution Challenge Commissioned in 1973, the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS), a coal-fired power plant in northeast New Mexico, is one of America’s largest single sources of harmful air pollutants including nitrogen oxides and...

VICTORY! Navajo Coal Mine Expansion Challenge

VICTORY! Navajo Coal Mine Expansion Challenge Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel on earth. The life-cycle of coal – from mining to combustion to disposal of coal waste – creates significant land, water, and air pollution, which in turn cause environmental...