Publications about: 2015

Coal at a Crossroads in Powder River Basin

Powder River Basin

The Powder River Basin, which spans approximately 19,500 square miles from northwest Wyoming to southeast Montana, is one of the largest coal deposits in the world. It contains more than 1.07 trillion tons in coal reserves and currently supplies about 40 percent of the coal needed to fuel all coal-fired power plants in the United… Read more »

Gray Wolf Delisting Overturned

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Since 1974, the gray wolf has been listed as an endangered species in the lower 48 states and Mexico under the purview of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Since then, wolf populations in the United States rebounded, jump-started by the 1994 reintroduction of wolves in and around Yellowstone National Park. By 2000, wolves exceeded recovery… Read more »