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Coal Industry-Sponsored Fake Letters Focus of House Hearing

Coal Industry-Sponsored Fake Letters Focus of House Hearing

October 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

According to testimony yesterday before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, a temp employee of Bonner & Associates forged 14 letters, making them appear as if they came from community groups and sending them to members of Congress. The letters urged the lawmakers to vote against upcoming cap and trade legislation. […]

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Mountaintop Removal Protests at EPA Offices in D.C. and Several States

Mountaintop Removal Protests at EPA Offices in D.C. and Several States

October 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Activists with Mountain Justice, Rainforest Action Network and other groups are organizing protests today at EPA headquarters in Washington and in cities across the country where the EPA has offices. They are demanding an end to mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. Mountaintop removal is a form of strip mining that blasts ridges off mountains […]

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Micro-Wind Farm Goes up at Quinnipiac

Micro-Wind Farm Goes up at Quinnipiac

October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Twenty-five vertical wind turbines are now being installed at Quinnipiac University’s York Hill Campus in Hamden, Connecticut – the first university micro-wind farm in the country. The Windspire turbines Quinnipiac has chosen — American made in Manistee, Michigan — are propeller-free, vertical designs on poles from 35 to 45 feet tall, that maximize wind power […]

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Largest Solar Power Plant in the US Unveiled

Largest Solar Power Plant in the US Unveiled

October 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday President Obama traveled to Arcadia, Florida – the town’s first presidential visit ever – to unveil the nation’s largest solar power plant. With more than 90,000 solar panels, the plant will power 3,000 homes and produce 25 megawatts of energy. More solar power is on the horizon: two more solar plants in Florida are […]

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Senate Considers Climate Change Legislation

Senate Considers Climate Change Legislation

October 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday the Senate began three days of hearings on climate change legislation, starting from a 923-page measure drafted by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA). Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar were among those who testified yesterday. Chu told the Senators that United States had fallen behind […]

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Senate Hearings on Climate and Energy Bill: Climate Action Hotline, Oct. 29

Senate Hearings on Climate and Energy Bill: Climate Action Hotline, Oct. 29

October 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

October 29, 2009 Welcome to Climate Action Hotline, USCAN’s weekly email alert that builds on the good work of the original Hotline to assess progress towards a new global agreement on climate change. Along with a design update, Climate Action Hotline provides a more succinct and sharper view of trends and policy. And we’ll spotlight […]

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State Representative Calls Vets “Traitors”

State Representative Calls Vets “Traitors”

October 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe called veterans fighting for energy security “traitors.” Now the veterans are running radio ads calling on him to resign. Metcalfe stated that “As a veteran, I believe that any veteran lending their name to promote the leftist propaganda of global warming and climate change in an effort to control more […]

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Coal Mining’s Legacy: Mountains, Forests and Streams Destroyed

Coal Mining’s Legacy: Mountains, Forests and Streams Destroyed

October 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Blasting the tops off mountains to extract coal in Appalachia has destroyed or severely damaged more than a million acres of forest over the last 20 years, and buried close to 2,000 miles of streams. A new video, Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining, examines this practice and its environmental and social consequences. […]

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Senate Hearings Kick Off Climate Bill Debate

Senate Hearings Kick Off Climate Bill Debate

October 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

With Democrats and Republicans deeply divided about the need for and cost of curbing climate changing pollution and pursuing an energy economy that tilted away from dirty and expensive fossil fuels, the United States Senate today launched a potentially far-reaching debate on legislation designed to secure the environment and propel a new industrial chapter for […]

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Veterans Spread the Word: Climate Change is a National Security Threat

Veterans Spread the Word: Climate Change is a National Security Threat

October 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday, Veterans for American Power wrapped up a bus tour that took them to 39 cities in 21 states, where they spread the message that climate change is a national security threat, and we need a clean energy economy not tied to fossil fuels. For more information: Michael Moschella, campaign manager Phone: 202-281-8120 Email: Michael@trumanproject.org […]

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