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Clean Air Act Fan: Climate Action Hotline, Feb. 26

Clean Air Act Fan: Climate Action Hotline, Feb. 26

February 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

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Environmental Group Sues Wisconsin State Agency

Environmental Group Sues Wisconsin State Agency

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Last week, the Wisconsin Sierra Club sued the state’s Department of Natural Resources, saying that agency has failed to provide requested records on several state-owned coal plants. The Sierra Club is trying to ensure that the plants are in compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. The group requested the records in October. The plants […]

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February’s Hot Pubs: Greenpeace, EIA, Action Aid and More

February’s Hot Pubs: Greenpeace, EIA, Action Aid and More

February 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Low-Carbon Tech Means Big Money. The American Midwest stands to gain great economic benefit from production of low-carbon technologies.  Estimating benefits from just three markets – wind turbine components, hybrid powertrains, and advanced batteries – a new report finds potential for market revenues of $12.3 billion, tax revenue of up to $812 million, and creation […]

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Mountaintop Removal Mining Kills Fish

Mountaintop Removal Mining Kills Fish

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A biologist from Wake Forest University was scheduled to brief U.S. Senators today on yet another environmental problem caused by the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining: poisoned fish. Dead and deformed fish in surrounding streams are a consequence of selenium pollution from mountaintop coal mining, which is causing permanent damage to the environment and […]

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Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour Rolls

Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour Rolls

February 20, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour got underway yesterday in New Orleans, with Rev. Yearwood,  actress Gloria Reuben and DJ Biz Markie joined by community and student leaders and hundreds of students on the campus of Dillard University. All those voices came together to call for a clean energy future. Rev. Yearwood […]

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Obama Goes Nuclear: Climate Action Hotline, Feb. 18

Obama Goes Nuclear: Climate Action Hotline, Feb. 18

February 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

February 18, 2010 During his successful election campaign President Barack Obama communicated his environmental goals through a clean energy, good jobs frame. Wind, solar, energy efficiency, and clean fuels, he asserted, was the next big thought for jobs, security, and prosperity. Still, standing at the edge of the Obama campaign’s clean energy agenda was the […]

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Troubles for New Wisconsin Coal-Fired Plant

Troubles for New Wisconsin Coal-Fired Plant

February 18, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Late last month, an enormous new coal plant in Wisconsin began producing electricity – enough to power a million homes. The We Energies Oak Creek plant, a $2.3-billion facility, was approved years go, when the state’s electricity demand was much higher. Now its power is no longer needed, even according to state regulators. The plant […]

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Asks Court to Block EPA from Regulating Emissions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Asks Court to Block EPA from Regulating Emissions

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, no surprise, is asking a federal court of appeals to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling that greenhouse gases pose a health risk that the agency could regulate under the Clean Air Act. The Chamber is leading the national campaign that includes the oil, natural gas, coal, and utility industry […]

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Wisconsin Residents Urge Passage of Clean Energy Jobs Act

Wisconsin Residents Urge Passage of Clean Energy Jobs Act

February 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A coalition of organizations announced that 12,000 Wisconsinites have signed a postcard to their legislators in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. “We’ve knocked on thousands of doors in communities across Wisconsin and one thing is clear: the public wants clean energy and they want it now,” said Dan Kohler, Wisconsin Environment Director, in […]

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Join the Rainforest Action Network’s Day of Action this Thursday

Join the Rainforest Action Network’s Day of Action this Thursday

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

This Thursday, February 18, will be a social media day of action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is organizing the effort aimed at JP Morgan Chase, which finances the destructive practice. JP Morgan Chase maintains a financial relationship with Massey Energy, which is responsible for most of the mountaintop removal […]

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