Climate Change and Energy Dependence
Climate change is an urgent threat that demands decisive government action. PEER works to hold government accountable to ambitious climate goals based on sound science and policy and supports holistic approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resiliency in our communities.
Our work supports meaningful climate actions at the federal, state and local level, including efforts to rapidly increase clean energy production, improve energy conservation, preserve nature and biodiversity, decrease our use of toxic chemicals and pesticides, and improve our agricultural practices.
We are also a watchdog for hidden dangers and scams that result from any new climate program. Our efforts to address climate change must occur in the context of transparency, scientific integrity, and the support of meaningful dissent, and there must be systems in place to evaluate the effectiveness of climate and energy programs.
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NEWS FROM PEER – Climate and Energy
Time is too short, we must all actively engage to address all aspects of this national climate emergency.
Fighting to conserve 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030 – including our oceans – is what this moment in history demands.
Several mines in Colorado received unlawful air permits that do not comply with air quality standards as a result of false emissions data.
Air permits for the Cherokee Power Plant and Pawnee Generating Station were both issued under faulty air modeling and a disregard of multi-year emissions overages.
Demand for metals and minerals that make up critical components of clean energy technology are on the rise
The allegations against the CDPHE implicate the air permit renewal for the Suncor Energy oil refinery in Commerce City.
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for polluters.
Fighting climate change and the extinction crises requires bold federal action on issues such as wilderness conservation and endangered species management.
Illegal Cherokee Plant Emission Permit Worsens Environmental Justice Gap
Increasing wind energy production, a necessity for clean energy goals, will impact navigation, endangered species, marine mammals and fisheries.
Guest Contributor: Keith Kozloff – Putting a price on carbon should be part of the policy mix because it offers the most comprehensive, efficient, and fair means of getting control over our carbon emissions
Hurricane-Induced Drilling Emergency This Fall Only Now Coming to Light
Hardrock mining for minerals like lithium is no more sustainable than fracking for natural gas. Inflicting more damage is not the answer to climate change.
After years of mismanagement, does the Bureau of Land Management have the capacity to deliver on its climate change and conservation promises?
Tensions may emerge between the dual goals of protecting natural areas and reducing GHG emissions, particularly when it comes to public lands.
As climate programs are revived under the new Administration, the role of greenhouse gas reduction offsets in agriculture are under fresh scrutiny.
New Biden Administration orders on climate and public lands are a call to action. Now the real work begins, and it’s not going to be easy.
Consumers Paying More for High-Polluting Renewables “Dressed in Green”
A large and growing portion of Maryland’s renewable “clean energy” comes from high-polluting energy sources.
President Biden has called for a “whole of government” approach to addressing climate disruption. What does this mean?