An attorney supporting municipalities in the Boulder, Colo., climate lawsuit compared damages plaintiffs are seeking from defendants ExxonMobil and Suncor to an “internal carbon tax” at a panel event hosted by the Federalist Society in New York on Tuesday. David Bookbinder, chief counsel at the Niskanen Center and co-counsel for …

A new spot this week targets New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas and the state’s use of privately funded legal fellows in the state attorney general’s office paid for by an out-of-state billionaire to provide assistance on litigation and promote “clean energy, climate and environmental laws and policies.” The ads by Climate Litigation Watch, a project of the public interest law firm Government Accountability & Oversight, P.C., according to the release, will run on radio, television, and online.


A new study released today could give us a better understanding of methane emissions from oil and gas activity. Dr. Dan Zimmerle and Dr. Tim Vaughn of Colorado State University (CSU) were the lead authors of a new Basin Methane Reconciliation Study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), which attempts to address a problem that has long vexed researchers on methane emissions: why do some studies show dramatically different results than others?

Colorado’s Democratic candidate for Attorney General says he would not add the state to a lawsuit targeting Exxon Mobil over climate change, calling the litigation’s reasoning “uncomfortable.” Phil Weiser, speaking at a Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry debate Thursday, said the case for the climate change litigation has not been made.

Attorneys presented oral arguments last week before the Colorado Supreme Court in the Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) climate case that could drastically alter the way the state permits new oil and gas operations. The hour-long  hearing allowed equal time between Colorado’s Solicitor General, who was representing …

As national parks have soared in popularity in recent years, local leaders in the communities surrounding Yellowstone spoke to U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) about how increased visitation is leading to strain on resources in the area during a Congressional field hearing on Friday. “With increased visitation comes increased strain,” …


New data for the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions shows substantial reductions in methane emissions in several western oil and gas basins, a Western Wire review reveals. EPA’s latest greenhouse gas GHG Reporting Program data for New Mexico’s San Juan Basin, which covers the Four Corners region, and the Permian Basin, located in New Mexico’s southeast corner, demonstrates steady and substantial declines from methane emissions.