Powder River Basin

Coal Ash Sludge Ponds in Colstrip, Montana

Protecting Wildlife from Toxic Coal Ash in Montana and Beyond

For decades, the coal-ash sludge ponds at the Colstrip power plant in southeastern Montana have been leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater, a blatant and well-documented violation of state and federal …

Two More Coal Train Wrecks — The Epidemic Continues

A slew of coal train derailments has put the industry on edge, but are they helping to cause the very problem that plagues them?

Coal Train Derailments Lead to Tragedy

At least one bystander was killed during a week of havoc: Three coal train derailments in four days, with more on the way if Big Coal’s export plans go through.

Coal Train

Mr. Peabody’s Coal Train Has Hauled It Away…

This week, Peabody Energy—the world’s biggest coal company—will be hauling away a massive taxpayer subsidy when they secure the rights to mine the North Porcupine Coal Tract in the Powder …

Montana economic report pushes Big Coal’s agenda; ignores environmental, social and taxpayer costs

Yesterday, the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) released a study of the potential economic impacts of developing the Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana entitled, “The …

Protecting the cultural and historic values of the Powder River Basin

  Yesterday, in the beautiful Rosebud valley in southeastern Montana, hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor an important and sacred place, Deer Medicine Rocks, as a National Historic Landmark. Northern …

Coal Exports Through the Pacific Northwest—Get Ready for a Fight

A fight has begun over the future of the Pacific Northwest’s air, water and wildlife protections. On one side: the coal industry, which stands to make millions in profits. On the other: fish, wildlife, and communities from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast and beyond.

Coal Exports Compromise the Clean History of the Pacific Northwest

The wind whips around me as I gaze out at the Columbia River from high atop a bluff. The setting sun illuminates the red rock walls that soar up from …

Protect the Northwest’s Endangered Orcas from Dirty Coal

Coal exports threaten the health of people and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Speak up now to protect Orcas and other endangered species.

Holiday towels - Snowmen say "Stop Global Warming"

Even Snowmen Say: Stop Global Warming!

I found these delightful holiday towels last season and wanted to share them with you. Have you found similar holiday decorations? If so, post a picture to our Facebook site! …

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