Last week we saw the future of clean energy begin to unfold in Appalachia when two of the East Coast’s largest power producers announced that investing in wind and solar energy is the most affordable way for them to comply with the Clean Power Plan, the proposed first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants.
Earlier this year, Sierra magazine wrote about using high-tech surveillance gear, including cell phones, to catch illegal loggers. Thankfully, that’s not the only technological advance helping to combat this worldwide problem.
Earlier this week, the Sierra Club and allies at Western Environmental Law Center, Powder River Basin Resource Council, WildEarth Guardians, and NRDC challenged two Bureau of Land Management decisions that may well chart the course for the energy future of the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming. As written, the plans for BLM’s Buffalo and Miles City field offices are undoubtedly good for the coal industry, but they are bad for the climate, bad for wildlife and public lands, and bad for American people.