Drawing on Pebble’s own data, the EPA found that it is extremely unlikely that the mine could operate without degrading water quality downstream, particularly given the perpetual management required to treat and contain the acid mine drainage the waste ore would produce.
Energy & Environment
Providing reliable energy at affordable prices for businesses and consumers alike is a complex equation with many variables.
The greatest failure of the president's approach to dealing with the climate crisis is a self-inflicted wound: the insistence on an "all of the above" energy policy.
The Department of Interior must make it a priority to appropriately price coal leases on federally owned land, and suspend all pending and future lease sales until those reforms are in place.
The president has a chance to exercise the essence of leadership—turning political danger into an opportunity to further a critical national interest.
In just five years, America built an entire new industry from the ground up, positioning the U.S. as a leading innovator in biofuels.
Overfishing, pollution, coastal sprawl and climate change have created an ongoing disaster in our public seas.
"Soft energy," which includes solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal, and other renewable sources, offers a path that emphasizes energy efficiency as the key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are linked to anthropogenic climate change.
Climate change is widely recognized as a “threat-multiplier” - with more frequent and severe weather events destabilizing some of the most dangerous regions of the world, exacerbating existing national security threats, and pushing those states with weak infrastructure and political instability to near constant crisis.
This means augmenting and properly maintaining our network of oil and natural gas pipelines, which is already the largest of any country in the world.